Coping Strategies for Emotional Control

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Individuals with dementia have incredible emotional radar. Caregivers often learn that they have to become very patient. Caregivers can and have trained themselves to form a very controlled reaction before responding to a behavior.

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"Everyone has different ways of coping and we’re all at different stages of our personal recovery journeys."

Michelle Howieson

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