When Dementia Patients Can’t Recognize Their Impairment
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - by Euro-American Connections & Homecare
Many seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, refuse to stop driving, won’t accept in-home care, and resist the idea of moving to senior living because they are unaware that they need assistance.
When the diagnosis is dementia, the lack of awareness can become very challenging for a family. How does a person devoted to providing quality care for a loved one succeed if the recipient cannot acknowledge that they are ill?
Read more to understand how to cope with the complications that can result from anosognosia.