Caregiver grief, anger, and guilt

Lately, quite a few caregivers have emailed me privately about caregiver anger (some call it “rage”).  Social worker friend Susan Weisberg points out that anger is a stage of grief.  She notes that another social worker calls the job “care-grieving” rather than “care-giving.”

Whenever I see an article on caregiver anger or caregiver grief, I like to share it widely.  It’s really important to recognize that these are normal emotions that caregivers have!

I ran across an article today on the Alzheimer’s Association website.  The article is NOT AD-specific but applies to caregivers for all disorders.

Caregiver grief, mourning and guilt
Alzheimer’s Association
April 2015

Check it out!