If the person you care for must rely on others for his daily care, he may feel a loss of control over his life. He may feel frustrated or helpless at times. His personality and behavior may change because of the emotional and physical changes he experiences.
A person who has always had a difficult personality may become even more difficult with the stress of an illness or disability. When a person becomes sick or disabled, not only his life but the lives of those around him change dramatically. If you can recognize the reasons a person is difficult and learn methods to cope, it will help you both maintain a healthier relationship and get through the trying times.
Originally written and published by the Aging and Adult Services Administration Department of Social and Health Services, State of Washington. © Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
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