AgingParents.com News Letter September 2009
For those of you who are new to the newsletter, welcome to the AgingParents.com community. For those who received our last issue, we hope you found it useful. Our aim is to encourage and inform. As consultants in the field of aging, we learn something new every day from our clients, and hope to share the lessons with you.
Thanks so much.
Carolyn Rosenblatt & Mikol Davis
Guilt: The Caregiver’s Frequent Companion?
“I feel so guilty about putting my mom in a nursing home. She’s near the end of her life. I just couldn’t manage her by myself anymore. She needs more than I can give her, but I feel so bad about sending her away. What can I do?”
Behavior Control With Alzheimer’s
Researchers who study behavior of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) have theorized that agitation and outbursts may be an expression of internal needs the individual can’t meet. They have a decreased ability to manage stress. When stress builds up, the person with dementia may be unable to cope, and acts out in agitated or violent ways.
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