Some of us are just not very practical when it comes to everyday planning, and finding solutions to tricky problems. That is quite normal, but we generally still manage to be able to survive from one day to the next, planning the mundane things like grocery shopping, keeping the house clean, keeping ourselves clean, and paying the bills. We don’t need to be a rocket scientist to do this kind of problem solving or be good with numbers. If we can’t pay the bills from a financial perspective, we invariably know where to seek help. This type of problem solving is just part of everyday living.
Sometimes things do get on top of us. We make the occasional mistake when balancing the cheque book, which is completely normal if we are tired or unwell. Of potential concern, is when we find something that we used to manage easily, instead becomes overwhelming, such as keeping track of the monthly bills. At this point it may be time to raise your concerns with a health care professional to rule out Alzheimer’s.