How to Overcome Frustration as a Caregiver

Don't feel guilty if you experience anger, impatience, disgust, or any of the other “negative emotions” throughout your care process. Acknowledging these feelings can help to allay them. To cope better with the unpleasant emotions that can sometimes accompany caregiving, it is important to hire a trusted confidant who is willing to listen to your frustration and anger without judging you or trying to fix the problem. The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is an organization that seeks to improve the quality of life of caregivers through education, services, research and advocacy.

Through its National Caregiver Center, the FCA provides information on current social issues, public and care delivery policies and assists in the development of public and private programs for caregivers.

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