Hello, I’m new here and having huge problems with my 92 year old aunt who is living with Alzheimer’s. She has had carers coming daily for the past three years, but she refuses to acknowledge them. She is not difficult or unpleasant, but acts as if they don’t exist. The biggest problem now is that she won’t wash or change her clothes. She will sometimes accept help from me (although not about the washing) but she refuses all help from the carers. I’ve been warned by her GP that if this situation continues, the local authority Crisis Care Team will be called in. I so desperately do not want this to happen, but cannot make her understand what the problem is. Does anyone have any tips on how to get her to accept help? I should emphasise that she has absolutely no understanding of her illness at all and is totally stone deaf, so communication is very difficult. Many thanks in advance for any advice offered.