Parents Struggle To Let Go When Adults With Disabilities Become Hard To Handle
Feelings of guilt and fear that no one else can do the job as well as they can lead many parents to continue caring for their adult children with disabilities even when their own safety is at risk, experts say.
While many believe it becomes easier to care for an individual with disabilities as they get older, that’s not always the case, experts say. Rather, the challenges shift as the person becomes bigger and stronger and, in some cases, more aware of their limitations. Nonetheless, it is difficult for parents to let go even when their own welfare could be in danger.
Concerns are heightened following a number of recent cases involving adults with disabilities who are accused of murdering their parents in the height of an argument or tantrum.
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Experts advise that it’s important to seek out help when dealing with an adult who struggles with aggressive behavior and to explore alternate living arrangements, reports ABC News. To read more click here.