Abusive Relationship

Information and advice for caregivers who are making long term care decisions impacted by a physically or emotionally abusive relationship with their care recipient.

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  • Saying “No” to Family Drama while Caregiving

    Relationships are often strained when a serious illness and caregiving enter the picture. If your interactions with family members are increasingly stressful and negative, it may be time to stand up for yourself and set some boundaries.

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  • Detaching With Love: Setting Boundaries With Difficult Elderly Parents

    Whether you're providing hands-on care or managing care decisions, setting boundaries with difficult elderly parents enables family caregivers to provide care while safeguarding their own mental health.

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  • Elders Who Abuse Their Family Caregivers

    Caregivers struggle to maintain their own physical and mental health while providing care for loved ones who mistreat them. Learning to detach, set boundaries, seek respite care and respect your limits can help you cope with an elder’s abusive behavior.

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  • Handling Controlling Elderly Parents

    If you're caring for a senior who tries to take charge of everything and everyone around them, use these tips to help you handle their overbearing behavior while maintaining your own physical and mental health.

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