No one enjoys being shouted at and if that’s the case for you as your elderly loved one’s family caregiver, it’s likely to be distracting at the very least. Figuring out why your loved one is yelling can get you at least partially to a solution to all the noise.
Try to Determine Why Your Loved One Is Yelling
To start, try talking to your elderly loved one about the yelling. Depending on the situation, she may or may not even realize that she’s yelling. She may be able to tell you right away why there’s so much noise, but if she can’t then you might need to do a little bit of detective work to get to the bottom of the situation.
If She’s Angry, Determine the Cause
Anger can be an obvious cause, but the question becomes one of whether your loved one is angry about anything in particular or if she’s just angry in general. Some elderly loved one’s feel frustrated with declining health or losing independence and control within their own lives. Some of these potential causes can be resolved, but others might be more complicated. Talking to your loved one’s doctor is a good place to start.
For Hearing Problems, Find a Solution
Your loved one might be shouting so much because she literally can’t hear herself or anyone else that well. You’ll likely have other clues about this cause, such as your loved one needing the television or radio to be quite loud. It might be time to talk to your loved one’s doctor or even to an audiologist in order to determine how bad the hearing loss is and what can be done about it.
Focus on the Positive
No matter what, it’s essential for you to maintain your positivity as much as you can. Try not to take the shouting personally, even if your loved one is making her loud outbursts quite personal indeed. Take some time to remember everything positive about your relationship with your elderly loved one.
If your loved one simply enjoys yelling, there may not be much you can do. Hiring elderly care providers can help you to take a break from all the shouting.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring elderly care in Seneca, SC, contact Heart of the Carolinas Home Care at 864-991-3116. Providing Home Care Services in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Anderson, Spartanburg, Mauldin, Seneca, Laurens, Charleston, Columbia and the surrounding areas.
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