8 Tips For Communicating With Your Aggressive or Angry Loved One

Use an even tone of voice. Validate feelings. Apologize or take blame for the situation. Give simple choices. Be polite rather than bossy. Let your face show genuine concern. If behavior is delusional, go with it. Check your body posture. Read More

Tips for Managing a Person with Alzheimer’s Who Gets Mad Easily

When this happens there are some good options. Here are a couple of ideas: First be sure to educate yourself on how to respond to this person in a successful way. A great resource for families, A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care (HCI, 2012), teaches how… Read More

Why is My Loved One Always Angry With Me?

When you’re facing a loved one who’s unexpectedly angry, try following these steps: Take a break. Sometimes just pausing and coming back in 5 or 10 minutes works. Try saying, “Mom, I’m so sorry I misunderstood what you wanted for breakfast. I’ll be back in a few minutes to check… Read More