Unfortunately, I have some bad news to share. It’s in regards to Gavin and the progression of his cognitive decline.
Sometimes it’s tough to discern when and where Gavin regresses. There are times when it’s painfully obvious that there’s been a change and other times it’s more subtle.
This is one of those times where it’s painfully obvious that there’s been a change. It might seem like a weird thing to notice but it’s something that can impact him multiple times a day.
Gavin can no longer remember the four digit code to unlock the front door. He’s known it for years and it’s not changed. He will get to the door and just stand there because he no longer knows what to do. This has been going on for a few days now and no matter how many times I tell him the code, he doesn’t remember it.
Unfortunately, this isn’t something we can write down for him. That should be pretty obvious.
Thankfully, he’s never really going to be in a position where he’d be locked out of the house and need the code to get it, at least there’s that.
At the end of the day, it could always be worse. We should be grateful that the loss is something that’s not that important and it doesn’t appear to be impacting him anywhere else. That doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking..