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How Do You Survive Dealing With Someone In Denial, Dominating And Negative

How Do You Survive Dealing With Someone In Denial, Dominating And Negative

My Mom has always been dominating and in command, very opinionated, more negative now, insulting (and says why do you always take it that way), how can I just let it go. Trying so hard realizing you cannot rationalize, or even have a constructive conversation at times.

posted about 6 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

It must be difficult for you caring for your mom. All you want to do is help her and you are trying your best. I'm sure you sometimes feel resentful. I found that the more you try to educate yourself about Alzheimer's the more you benefit. There is never a perfect solution. I found reading the book The 36-Hour Day by Nancy L. Mace, M.A. and Peter V. Rabins, M.D. helped me a lot and you can pick it up and read any section you want at a time. I also receive weekly emails from http://www.alzheimersweekly.com. Teepa Snow has some great videos to watch and learn from which appear on this site.. Also going to a local support group does help especially when you talk to others. You are not alone. You always seem to remember too how they were before ALZ so it makes it difficult. The disease takes over. You can do this day by day and try to remember all the good things about your mom. She didn't ask for this and neither did you. Good luck and thinking of you. Big warm hug.

posted about 6 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you, I have that book as well

posted about 6 years ago
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