Managing Day to Day

With medical interventions for the treatment of dementia being limited, learning skills to manage day-to-day life becomes the priority.  

Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold (PLST) is a conceptual model for care developed by Dr. Geri Hall which offers a framework to understand and reduce behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. PLST is exactly as the name implies. As the dementia progresses, the person’s ability to tolerate stress decreases. Stress is anything that requires thought.

Since it takes more and more energy to process information from what the person is hearing, seeing, feeling, it's important to keep the following in mind to best manage day-to-day.