Pastoral care for the person with dementia
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Health Care Chaplain
Journal of health care chaplaincy
DOI of Published Version
We discuss the various stages of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) and present a psychosocial model which spiritual caregivers can use in their ministry, the Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold (PLST) model. We argue that religious activities are very important to these patients and that spiritual caregivers can make an important contribution.
Aged, Aging/psychology, Alzheimer Disease/psychology/therapy, Caregivers/psychology, Female, Humans, Male, Models, Psychological, Pastoral Care, Religion and Medicine, United States
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of health care chaplaincy, 8:1-2 (1999) pp.7-23.