Common Stressors That Reduce Coping With Dementia

Unfortunately one of the effects of Dementia is a person’s reduced coping
threshold, especially in certain day to day situations, these can include:

• mental and physical fatigue
• change of daily routine, caregiver or surroundings
• misleading stimuli or inappropriate stimulus levels
• excessive internal or external demands to achieve beyond their
functional capacity
• physical stressors such as pain or physical irritation, infection,
dehydration or depression
• affective response to perceived functional losses of day-to-day
skills and independence
• loss of ability to communicate needs and comprehend spoken