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Benefit of therapist or Psychologist for husband
PRW
Posted: Monday, February 8, 2021 12:33 PM
Joined: 5/13/2019
Posts: 1


My 65 year old husband was diagnosed with younger onset about 3 years ago, as things are getting progressively worse I’m thinking it would be helpful for him to talk to someone like a therapist to help him deal with what’s happening, I’m not sure if he would even agree to it but I would like to hear others thoughts and experiences,thanks
Marta
Posted: Monday, February 8, 2021 2:24 PM
Joined: 6/3/2013
Posts: 1034


In order for him to get benefit from seeing a therapist he has to first recognize that he is having cognitive difficulties.  Many people with dementia have anosognosia, the inability of a broken brain to recognize that it is broken.  They will deny anything at all is wrong with them, even when presented with the 'evidence.'