Caregivers get angry. They get angry with the disease, with their care receivers, with the medical community, insurance companies, siblings, friends, and children. The number of people, situations and events over which they have little or no control is practically limitless.
The question is not whether caregivers will get mad, the question is how they choose to deal with stress and anger.
If you are caring for someone with a dementia-related disease, it helps to remember that the disease is in control, not the patient. Try to stay calm when they display challenging behaviors. Getting involved in a caregiver support group can provide a safe place to vent your anger because you’ll be with other people who are having similar experiences and will understand what you’re going through.