Anosognosia, also called 'lack of insight' is a symptom experienced by some that impairs a person’s ability to understand and perceive his or her illness.
Doctor just confirmed Anosognosia for sibling last week. I knew there was this big lack of awareness thing going on but now it makes sense. No wonder the explanations, examples & common sense have not worked! Her brain really can't see the lack of hygiene, the lack of nutrition, the falls etc add up to not being able to care for herself.
It's on file, so in the long term, once she really can't cope she will enter the health system & capacity will be tested.
In the short term...?
Plans to arrive for Xmas: poor mobility, falls risk, incontinent - not bring Aide as *doesn't need one*.
If a situation arrises, I can suggest she leaves. Or I can leave (& plan to).
Any other ideas or suggestions?