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  • Anger & Abandonment:

    Posted by rsudlercolemangmail-com on May 21, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Client can sometimes feel angered & abandoned because they have been removed from their home & possessions to live in a new & unfamiliar living space & sometimes shared room/living space.This can result in anger, frustration, & feeling of abandonment towards family members/friends

    foundation6@alzbetter.com replied 7 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • foundation6@alzbetter.com

    Member
    November 10, 2021 at 11:50 am

    This not uncommon and may go away once the individual get accustomed to their new home. Try to give it some time and then see if things change.

  • KellyDodd

    Administrator
    April 15, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Anger and frustration are loaded experiences for those living with dementia. As a family member or caregiver, it’s up to us to investigate using cues and intentional activities, where the core frustration is coming from. Often times we find that it’s not what *we* think it is.

    Here are some great tips for responding to anger and frustration:

    – Limit overstimulating sounds, lights and people and offer quiet, relaxing space– Limit overstimulating sounds, lights and people and offer quiet, relaxing space

    – Rule out pain by checking for grimacing, changes in breathing, asking the PWD how he or she is feeling and if anything hurts

    -Stay calm, ensure your loved one is safe and step away and take a break if you feel yourself becoming too stressed to respond calmly