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Tips to Handle Anger and Combativeness

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Posted July 16, 2013

 

  • First thing is to step back and protect yourself. Sometimes just leaving for a few minutes and then coming back in can help.
  • Look for triggers. Was the person scared, tired or frustrated? Did we push them too hard to take that shower? If you understand these triggers, you can chance your approach.
  • Sometimes you have to just fall on the sword, “Mom I’m so sorry. I won’t do that again.” Smile and regroup. It may change the mood.

Source: HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com

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