Caregiver Anger Articles
All Caregivers Have Angry Days
As a caregiver, I know I'm allowed to have an 'angry day' now and again. During those times, I try to remind myself of the little things that Charlie does that I really love.50 Comments
Apologizing After Caregiver Stress Causes a Blowup
Caregiving is a stressful job even during the best of times. Don't be too hard on yourself if you blow up from time to time but do look for reasons why you are feeling angry or frustrated and learn how to offer a sincere apology.13 Comments
Coping with Caregiver Anger
The emotional side of caregiving for an elderly loved one often includes moments of anger. Learn to cope with the anger, frustration and resentment that arises while providing daily care.12 Comments
Constantly Feeling Mad, Guilty? Overcoming Negative Emotions while Caregiving
The negative language surrounding caregiving often traps caregivers into an endless mental loop of anger, guilt and sadness. Practice this technique to let go of judgment and readjust your mindset.34 Comments
The Sneaky Side of Caregiver Burnout
Caregiver burnout doesn't happen all at once—it often sneaks up on you when you least expect it. Learning how to recognize the signs of increasing stress can help you act quickly to keep from becoming completely overwhelmed.20 Comments
Seniors Behaving Badly in Long-Term Care Facilities
It’s impossible to anticipate how a senior may interact with other residents and staff in settings like assisted living facilities and nursing homes, but staff should be prepared to handle difficult interpersonal issues and defuse tensions.9 Comments
In Pain? Blame Your Brain
One of the most frustrating and debilitating forms of pain is chronic pain. Chronic pain can last for years and is hard to treat. Understanding the mind-body connection can help people cope with chronic pain.1 Comment
Top 3 Excuses From Siblings Who Don't Help With Caregiving
It can be disheartening when you reach out to siblings for help and support, but they only offer up excuses. Take an objective look at their reasons for staying at arm’s length and learn how you can get everyone on the same page.448 Comments
The Sacrifices of Caregiving
Becoming a caregiver causes a major life shift. Many caregivers not only struggle with tough care decisions, but they also grapple with how to handle resentment over being stuck in a situation that seems to leave them few choices.64 Comments
How to Handle an Elderly Parent's Bad Behavior
Fellow caregivers share their advice and real-life experiences with responding to and managing an aging loved one’s personality changes and difficult behaviors.147 Comments
Understanding and Minimizing Sundowner's Syndrome
Sundowner’s syndrome or sundowning involves a pattern of sadness, agitation, fear, delusions and hallucinations that occur in dementia patients just before nightfall. The Increase in confusion at twilight is distressing for both patients and caregivers.83 Comments
Where-Oh-Where Has My Filter Gone?
Recently, things have been slipping out of my mouth that are better left unsaid. I am asking myself if we all lose our filter as we age—the filter that keeps hurtful things from coming out at unexpected times.45 Comments
How do you talk to an angry mother-in-law about moving to assisted living?
Expert advice from Carol Bradley Bursack: How to talk with an angry mother-in-law about moving into assisted living.0 Comments
Caregivers and Combat Veterans Share a Common Emotional Enemy
Caregivers and combat veterans face trauma and stress on a regular basis. Their daily challenges, though different, can have a similar emotional impact.7 Comments
Do Alzheimer's Medications Cause Anger and Aggression?
Anger and aggression is common among Alzheimer's patients, yet it's often hard to tell if it's a result of the disease or a side effect of the medications used to treat it.2 Comments
How do you help a depressed elder when they lash out?
Elderly people who are depressed have lost purpose in their lives, become mean and often lash out at others. When anyone expresses their desire to die, it is important to not take this comment lightly.24 Comments