How do you deal with an aging parent who is in complete denial about their problems? My mother believes she has no problem with food yet she often eats fast food and often skips meals dangerously derailing her blood sugar. Yet she refuses assistance or admitting there is any problem. She refuses to admit that she can barely walk, but it's true. When I insisted she uses a walker, she acts like I'm offending and patronizing her. Basically every single limitation she has due to her aging and health - which are many, she does not want to acknowledge. Then she gets angry and emotionally attacks anyone who tries to help her or intervene for her safety. So far she has been amazingly lucky in avoiding consequences for her behavior but one day her luck will run out. She respects no one, she listens to no one. She still lives independently (barely) and it is a crazy making situation for me. Short of getting guardianship there is no way I can make her go into an AL or NH or even just live more safely. What can I do?