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Swollen right ankle, feels "cold inside", eczema over entire body, extreme hair loss, loose stools, less energy, also losing weight. Previously was a healthy senior taking zero medication, lives in own home. Fully functioning, able to care for herself entirely on her own, drives a car, cooks, etc. Eczema began last summer, major hair loss within the recent month. Refuses to see a doctor.

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Sometimes one has to fib to an elder to get them to go to the doctor... such as saying that their health insurance REQUIRES that they have a wellness check-up once a year or they will lose their health insurance.

Usually the reason for not wanting to go to the doctor is the fear of the unknown.
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