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Alzheimer’s Aggression: What You Can Do

Take Care of Yourself, Too

It’s not easy to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, especially when they lash out at you. It’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed, isolated, or sad.

If you are a caregiver, do yourself and the person you care for a favor. Let someone know if you start to feel depressed, anxious, exhausted, or irritable. If you take good care of yourself, you can take better care of others.

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Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on June 28, 2014
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