Yes, denial is part of it just like it is with any chronic illness. I agree on the POA. If you can get her to sign you or someone else as one right now, it will make things easier if she was to progress. If you can get her to sign a POA, then she has no say if you were to go into the docs with her. Hostility is common with AZ. My Gma would get hostile with my daughter, but in her eyes my son and I could do no wrong. I hated doing it, truly, but because of this reason, I had to my Gma out of my house and into assisted living - my daughter was only 13 at the time and took my Gma's hostility hard.
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