This morning I saw a new dementia patient, Mr. Bukubux.
He's an older gentleman, who hasn't quite been himself for a while, but his family couldn't put a finger on what was different... Until recently.
He and his wife are members of Headupthebutt Country Club, and have an annual holiday party for their friends. At these shindigs he's always the bartender, which he enjoys doing and is good at.
At this year's party, however, several guests complained to Mrs. Bukubux about their drinks. He'd forgotten various people's favorites, though that was a minor issue.
More concerning was that he was mixing them incorrectly, combining ingredients at random, depending on which bottles happened to be near him at the time.
One lady ordered a scotch & soda. Mr. Bukubox handed her a coffee mug containing milk and red wine, with a lemon floating in it.
Another man asked for a martini. He was handed apple juice with a Ritz cracker bobbing in it.