Memory problems and other things
I know people have memory problems as they age. How common is it for someone between 55-60 to begin having a "lack of common sense" and a sort of "ditsy airheadedness" thing going on? This person used to be so "together" and now they're not. This has slowly progressed over about three years.
The other things I'm observing is where I'll tell the person something and they somehow didn't hear me. It's not that they forgot what I said, it's like they never heard me, but I was talking to them and they were looking at me so they should've heard me. Or sometimes it's like they only hear what they want to hear. For example, if I tell them I need to fix the couch legs in the family room today, they might think I said that I need to fix the table legs in the living room. I don't think it's a symptom of anything severe like alzheimer's or similar. But I'm not sure if it's normal either. Maybe it's a side effect of stress.
It's really getting on my nerves because it's causing arguments. I feel like I need to submit everything in writing and keep copies for myself for further proof. Or better yet, I feel like I should video and audio tape every conversation with this person.