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Alzheimer\'s and Anosognosia

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Anosognosia (Unawareness of Decline or Difficulties)

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The purpose of this educational session is to provide some information on a condition in which changes in brain cells lead to some or complete unawareness of decline in ability, such as decline in sho READ MORE
http://alzonline.phhp.ufl.edu/en/reading/Anosognosia.pdf
A lack of awareness of impairment, not knowing that a deficit or illness exists, in memory or other function is called anosognosia. The term anosognosia refers to brain cell changes that lead to a lack of self-awareness. Many Alzheimer's patients appear to be in denial ... actually, they have anosognosia, and do not realize that they have problems.
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