She had an occipital stroke that caused her to go blind. She was diagnosed with Anton’s syndrome. Basically, people with Anton’s syndrome don’t know they can no longer see. Their brains show them stored memories that feel like sight. They may know what type of room they are in and be able to say”there are pictures on the wall.” Or maybe even guess your correct hair color. Since they have no idea they can’t see, they can be extremely convincing in their confabulation. It makes it extremely difficult training them to rely on other senses as they have no knowledge of the vision loss. She in constantly trying to walk around thinking she can see when she cannot. She falls often. When the nurses try and keep her seated for safety, she doesn’t understand and feels they are mistreating her.
I am beside myself with guilt for not being able to care for her at home. But due to her condition she requires 24 hour a day care that I cannot give her and work a full time job while caring for my family. I need help. TIA.