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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
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.
…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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