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“Nothing Is Wrong With My Mind!” – Anosognosia Explained

So, how does one deal with anosognosia? If they’re convinced nothing is wrong with them, and they don’t need help, isn’t attempting to make them understand going to make things worse?

The short answer is yes. The longer answer is finding a way to work with their “denial” is important in your caregiving journey

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Barbara Cohn Calmer Waters

Caregivers-Lots of Self-Care Strategies Here!

In this episode, I bring you as many tips, suggestions, and ideas as we could fit in an hour. My guest, Barbara Cohn cared for her husband for a decade. He had younger-onset Alzheimer’s. In writing her book Calmer Waters, it was Barbaras’ goal to help other caregivers feel happier, have more energy and time for themselves, sleep better, and feel more relaxed.

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Older woman & her caregiver interacting

Clinginess, Persistent Behaviors and Emotions

…it’s not unusual for a memory-impaired person to display fretful emotions or even follow you around constantly. It wasn’t until I understood just how strange & frightening the world must be when you forget all the time that I was able to take her distressed greeting much more in stride.

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Fading Memories is a supportive podcast for people dealing with a loved one with memory loss. We interview people who have some of the answers and families currently on this journey. Join us and we’ll support each other along the way!

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