Tips for Dealing With People Who Don’t Know They Have Dementia


“Some researchers have estimated that as many as 60% of people with Mild Cognitive Impairment and 81% of people with Alzheimer’s disease have some form of anosognosia.”

Tips for Dealing With People Who Don’t Know They Have Dementia.

Here are some signs you can look for if you’re worried a loved one might have dementia with anosognosia:

  • Not keeping up with regular daily tasks or personal hygiene
  • Difficulty managing money or bills
  • Being more spontaneous or less inhibited in conversation without concern for their own behavior
  • Becoming angry when confronted with forgetfulness, lack of self-care, or poor decision making
  • Confabulation: making up answers they believe are true, though sometimes the details may be imaginary, may pertain to something that happened in the past, or even something they read or heard elsewhere

From – http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/

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