My husband (85) is still able to get around pretty good. He suffers with depression and mild cognitive impairment. Why doesn't he complete anything?

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This last couple of years he has developed a strange habit. He doesn't complete anything! He sweeps the floor in the barn - leaves the pile. Mows the yard - leaves the mower out. Cleans the gutters (yikes!) - leaves the ladder up. He empties packages in the refrigerator and leaves the empty bag. Gets chips - doesn't close the bag. Does some dishes - leaves some, never finishes, leaves the dishwater. Runs the vacumm - leaves it out. Takes off his shoes - leaves them in the doorway. Washes/dries a load of laundry - folds and leaves it in the basket all week. I could go on and on...... Please don't get after me saying I should be glad he is able to do all these things. I am. I am wondering if this behavior is an indication of something, mental, social, or maybe even physical????

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Does he want you to help? I actually do the same thing. Sometimes it is distraction, or just have something else I need to do and then forget to finish.
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