Emotional Changes Can Be Further Burden of Stroke Damage

Dear Carol: My husband’s an experienced carpenter so there’s rarely been a house problem that he couldn’t fix. Now that’s changed because he had a stroke a year ago which took away most of his ability to use his tools. He gets upset when he notices things around our home that need fixing because he can’t do the work. I can live with imperfections, but seeing the look on his face when our swollen front door sticks or a deck board cracks makes me want to cry. We can afford to hire the work done but he refuses to consider it. Is it better to just let it be, which hurts him, or should I insist on having things fixed at the risk of hurting him even more? – CT Read the full column on Inforum about how strokes can cause emotional challenges and some ways to deal with this: Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol                        Related StoriesSome Risk Is Often the Price of Living - Even for Older AdultsPros and Cons of Aging-in-Place vs Assisted LivingPreserving an Aging Parent's Dignity: Some Tips 
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