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I wanted to share this confession to you guys that I am actually very impatient.

I don’t know about you but if you’re caring for a dementia patient, and any type of caregivers out there, we all encounter things that sometimes we are very impatient of.

It’s just hard to be patient as a caregiver and sometimes we really have to be intentional.

If you are not intentional in what you’re doing, you’re going to lose your temper.

Yesterday, I actually lost my temper not with a patient but with another person.

I had to intentionally control myself.

If you are a caregiver who is very impatient, you have to try to control yourself.

Learn how to do some deep breathing and learn how to control yourself.

Making sure you’re counting one to ten, and doing some deep breathing.

Get the Caregiver’s Freedom Journal here.

Enroll in our new course – MisUnderstanding Dementia here.


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Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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