Chapter 2: As care needs increase

Responding to anger

I feel like I am walking on eggshells all the time, and I am careful with what I say.

One of the biggest challenges is not to take the anger personally. Below are some ideas to help. Click each one for more information.

Talk to the healthcare team or your own doctor. It is important that they are aware of angry behaviour and the difficulties you are encountering. Ask for advice and assistance in referring you and/or your care recipient to the emotional support services that might be needed, such as volunteer visitors, social work, spiritual care, a support group, or counselling. It is important to find someone to talk to and a safe place to share your thoughts and feelings. 

What may help

It may be helpful to connect with others travelling a similar road.

If the anger persists and you feel threatened or harmed in any way, seek help. This might mean getting in touch with your healthcare team, a local crisis line, or police.

Helpful resources