How to Handle Difficult Situations

Family members who have mental health or memory disorders may exhibit a variety of symptoms. Knowing how to handle the emotional outbursts and changes in personality can be confusing and frightening for caregivers.  Should they go along with the hallucination or set them straight? How do they calm someone down who no longer recognizes them as their spouse? Information presented are guidelines and suggestions on what might work in a situation but every person and environment is different.  You may have to use a variety of strategies before you find the one that works best for you. Don’t give up and if you need to talk, send me a note.

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