Resources tagged with anger

Mood Swings

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Mood swings: dealing with sudden emotional changes Sudden mood swings are a common symptom of dementia-related conditions. Without warning, a loved one may have a mysterious tantrum, and then just as suddenly, return to a place of calm or happiness. These outbursts are stressful for caregivers because the cause is often unknown to them —…

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Negative Caregiver Thoughts

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Negative thoughts: the dark places a caregiver can go. Few things are more challenging than the daily journey of seeing to the needs of a person with dementia. The struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy in the midst of a debilitating and deteriorating condition can lead to stress, anxiety and depression in caregivers. On…

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Anger and Frustration

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Anger and Frustration: when emotions run high The changes brought on by Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia can be extremely frustrating for the individual experiencing these issues. The gradual loss of control, as well as physical challenges, combine to create strong emotional reactions that sometimes erupt as fits of anger. For a caregiver, this…

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Aggression

Living With Alzheimer's >> Behavior Basics | 04.24.15

Aggression: a challenging behavior to cope with A loved one with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia can quickly and unexpectedly grow angry, seemingly without motivation. They may shout, curse, make sarcastic or cruel remarks, or even threaten physical harm. The target of their anger isn’t always someone else. They may take out their aggression…

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How to Talk About the Diagnosis

Diagnosing Alzheimer's | 04.23.15

Learning of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be like a thunderbolt, even if the symptoms have given you a strong clue that the disease was a possibility. As a caregiver, your next trauma may be the decision of when, how — and whether — to tell the person about their condition, as well as informing…

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