12 Tips When Caring for an Elderly Loved One; Behavior Modification

By Jacqueline Marcell (author of ElderRage). Tips and advice on how to deal with an elderly loved one who:

  1. wants all your time and attention,
  2. makes constant unreasonable demands,
  3. is inflexible, critical and negative,
  4. complains about real or imagined physical symptoms,
  5. exhibits bizarre behavior and uses inappropriate/foul language,
  6. has become suspicious and paranoid,
  7. is experiencing increasing levels of memory loss,
  8. makes up silly lies, exaggerates and cries wolf,
  9. prefers to stay in bed or do nothing-”waiting to die,”
  10. refuses to allow a cleaning person into their home,
  11. gets furious if something doesn’t happen at a specific time,
  12. gets mad when told “No” he or she can’t do something.

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