My husband passes his mother's obvious progressive dementia as "just getting old", "she's just being lazy", and "she's doing pretty good considering...". It's very upsetting to me since I recognize the signs and I realize the potential danger she is placing herself and others in.
I could go on and list all of the blatant signs she exhibits, but I am really just trying to find someone who has had trouble getting a loved one (husband/wife/sibling/etc.) to acknowledge that there is a serious issue that needs to be addressed with their parent.
I understand it is difficult, but the longer he "buries his head in the sand" the potentially more serious/dangerous the situation becomes for her and others around her (ex. pedestrians and other drivers). Hope someone has advice!