Says, "You never visit me" to someone who was just there yesterday
When it happens By the middle of moderate-stage dementia
Why it happens The loss of short-term memory makes it impossible to retain and retrieve memory of things that happened only hours ago. To the person with dementia, it's as if the visit really didn't happen.
What you can do
Don't correct or get into an argument; this will only make the person defensive or angry.
Be upbeat and reassuring: "Well, I'm here now." "I'll visit you as often as I can."