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Why does my aging parent seem so angry so often?

Shelley Webb
Nursing
There are so many disappointments in the aging process such as decreased hearing and vision, mobility issues, isolation, and physical limitations. Many aging parents push a lot of anger at these situations back because it's difficult to yell at not being able to hear or to rage about getting tired when climbing stairs. They may displace the anger onto other things or people. The aging process also reminds anyone that life may soon be coming to an end and if individuals are not pleased with how life has gone so far, or if life has seems unfair, there may be a lot of anger at life itself. This type of anger can also be displaced onto other things or people.

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