More Than Denial: Anosognosia and Alzheimer’s Disease

“I do NOT have Alzheimer’s disease! There isn’t anything wrong with me!”If perhaps you’ve heard a family member with dementia frustratingly communicate this or maybe a matching sentiment, you may have believed the person was merely in denial and unwilling to accept a difficult diagnosis. The stark reality is, however, that frequently those with dementia and other conditions are experiencing anosognosia – an unawareness of their impairment.It can be difficult…