This short article from Next Avenue (nextavenue.org) is about anosognosia, or the lack of awareness of one’s own dementia. This is not denial but being unaware. “This lack of awareness can cause major stress and heartache for caregivers.”
Here’s a short excerpt:
Both of Kathy Kling’s parents, who are divorced, have Alzheimer’s. Kling recently talked with her mother, Karen Kelly, about her father’s disease. “Oh, I hope I never get it,” her mother replied. She was diagnosed six years ago.
The full article is here:
When Your Parent Doesn’t Know He Has Dementia
It’s a common aspect of the disorder, but tough on caregivers
By Emily Gurnon, Health & Caregiving Editor
March 28, 2018