My aunt (single, childless, lives alone) acknowledged she was having memory issues and has been seen by the local geriatric/memory care practice. Initially she was also depressed so they opted to treat depression first, but memory is declining. However, she is VERY defensive about her memory problems and refuses to talk about it or acknowledge that she doesn't remember. She insists on being involved in all discussions regarding caregivers, doctors' appointments etc., but then forgets the discussion a day later and insists it didn't happen. The Visiting Nurse and home PT both have said she can't be left alone, her memory is that bad. Does anyone have suggestions for defusing her combative stance? Still working on getting a POA signed. (Also super defensive if you suggests she needs a shower).