Family member loses patience with Mother who has Alzheimer's. How do we help him deal with frustrations and anger?
Hi guys! Just wanted to see if anyone has any suggestions. The family member I speak of is my older uncle, but he has William's Syndrome, he can do a lot for himself and he can look after himself really well. He lives with his mother who has Alzheimer. He doesn't do much for her except gives her dinner and her medicine at night (we have a helper who comes in during the day). But he really loses patience with her, starts yelling at her and is just super upset whenever he talks to her. Its surprising because he's never done this before. I know it's probably some coping mechanism. But how do we help him deal with his frustrations and anger? Especially because he has a limited ability in understanding beyond an 8th grade level. He even realizes afterwards that he shouldn't have yelled and he apologizes. But I feel at the moment of his anger, he just can't help himself.