Are you caring for an aged person or a family member? How do you cope?
Caring for someone can be challenging, both emotionally and physically. It can also be a rewarding experience. However, from time to time carers may need some extra help and support.
As the older population are living longer caring for the aged becomes a necessary task. The number of aged people in many countries is rapidly increasing, placing new challenges on family members and the aged in areas of communication, conflict, preparing for the future, and financial arrangements. The care of the aged is typically a new area of experience for many people resulting in new emotions – guilt, concern, anxiety, resentment – relating to the care arrangements, being away from home, illness and death.
Become aware of the needs of the aged …
Explore issues that may be concerning you relating to growing old or your loved ones growing old. This may be relationship difficulties, health related issues, or preparation for death.
Knowing about caring for an aged person (and how yo take care of yourself too) is important in maintaining or rebuilding your relationship with him or her.
When you’re in a caring role, but your emotions are out of control, you will often end up fighting. Knowing your emotional style will help you understand why you behave like you do. It’s time to get some professional help.
You can change this today.
I can help you to:
- Lay the groundwork for building emotional skills to achieve a high level of peace and calm within yourself.
- Know your emotional style – the fight or flight response – and how you react in emotional situations.
- Understand your emotional brain – learn how your brain affects your personal emotions.