Caregiver Anger

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • How to Engage in Self-Care While Grieving

    Grief is an inescapable part of caregiving. We mourn an aging loved one’s physical and cognitive losses as they decline and eventually mourn their death. Self-care is vital to a caregiver’s physical and mental health throughout the grieving process.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Dealing with an Elderly Parent's Bad Behavior

    The Caregiver Forum is filled with stories of demanding elderly parents, personality changes, hallucinations, and temper tantrums. Fellow caregivers share their advice on dealing with an aging loved one’s personality changes and difficult behaviors.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • PTSD: Caregivers and Combat Veterans Share a Common Emotional Enemy

    Although PTSD is commonly associated with survivors of disasters, the emotional strain of caregiving can have serious and unexpected long-term effects on a caregiver’s mental health.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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