How to Help People Who Don’t Know They Have Dementia

Guest article by Sarah Schwarcz Memory loss, whether it’s from Alzheimer’s or dementia, is difficult for both those living with it and for those they love. Denial of the condition can make it even worse, but often denial is more than simple head-in-the-sand behavior. Anosognosia is a condition that makes it difficult, if not impossible, for some to acknowledge they are suffering from a memory-affecting disorder. Simply put, anosognosia is the complete lack of awareness that one is impaired. It’s a diagnosis common to stroke survivors, with up to 77 percent unaware that they have undergone neurological changes after […]