Sometimes a caregiver will encounter anger issues in the Care recipient (cr) the following are tips for the cr to

Try: To manage the anger problems materials try take a break counting to 10 isn’t just for children before reacting to a tense situation take a few moments to breathe deeply and count to 10 slowing down can help defuse the cr’s temper if necessary take a break from the person or situation until your frustration subsides a bit once calm express your anger as soon as the cr is thinking clearly express feelings in an assertive but non-confrontational way state concerns and needs clearly and directly without hurting others or trying to control them get some exercise physical activity can provide an outlet for the cr’s emotions if you feel your anger escalating go for a brisk walk or run or spend some time doing other favorite physical activities physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that can leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out think before speaking in the heat of the moment it it’s easy to say something you’ll later regret take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything and allow others involved in the situation to do the same identify possible solutions instead of focusing on what made you mad work on resolving the issue at hand schedule meals later in the evening or agree to eat on your own a few times a week remind yourself that anger won’t fix anything and might only make it worse

Materials: Flat ginger ale cold mint or ginger tea salty snacks – nuts crackers dried fruit lemon drops peppermint or ginger candy board games playing cards videos

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: Mayoclinic com

Keywords: Anger anger management

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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