A healthy way to get angry

Everybody gets mad sometimes. And goodness knows dementia caregivers get more than their fair share of opportunities for anger. So let it out, with this caveat: Aim to get mad away from your loved one.

The emotional vibe in the house reverberates long after a specific incident. So you may explode and then feel sheepish but better, but your loved one only picks up on the negativity. And that vague agitation or upset can boomerang back at you later.

Better: Leave the room to curse in the mirror or punch a pillow. Call a trusted friend to grouse.

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