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Dealing With Stubborn Elderly

Stubborn elderly people can be difficult to deal with, demanding, argumentative and hurtful. The best technique for dealing with stubborn elderly is to learn how to communicate with seniors effectively and try to understand the reasons behind the stubborn behavior. Sometimes elders appear to become stubborn and uncooperative as they age. Reasons for stubbornness might include: frustration due to loss of independence and loss of ability to do the things they used to be able to do; depression over losses; dementia, certain medications, isolation, anger, fear of dying, and (if they are still living at home) fear of being placed in a nursing home.

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