The Emotional Toll of Caregiving: Navigating Anger, Sadness, and Frustration

On November 9, 2023, Catherine Pearson’s article entitled The Quiet Rage of Caregivers was published in the New York Times. This timely article shared the stories of several families facing anger and rage over the many losses associated with caring for an aging loved one. Being a caregiver is an act of love and dedication, but it’s not without its emotional toll.

Deb Simmons: Owner & Geriatric Care Manager, Senior Transitions, Tallahassee, Florida

What type of experience do you have with difficult family situations? “So much! I have been a nurse for 38 years. I have met every kind of family situation you can imagine. Often, the more difficult situations are those where an aging parent has beginning stages of dementia coupled with a substance use problem. Other times, the aging parent may have behavioral issues and living in a facility that wants them to leave. I know how to approach these challenges and work through effective solutions.”