Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease, a degeneration of the brain, typically occurs in late middle or old age, and is the leading cause of dementia. Alzheimer’s is irreversible and progressive – meaning that it gradually destroys a patient’s memory, ability to perform common tasks and thinking skills. People living with Alzheimer's disease may experience a wide range of feelings including grief, depression, confusion, frustration, anger and fear. Additionally, caring for a relative with Alzheimer’s can bring up feelings of stress, worry, grief, resentment, and guilt, among others. If you or someone close to you is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a qualified mental health professional can help. Contact one of our specialists today.

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As a clinical neuropsychologist I have expertise in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. I help families understand the diagnosis, prognosis and the next steps to getting comprehensive support. Through psychotherapy or consultation, I also work with family members needing support as they witness changes in a loved one.

— K Wortman, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA

I specialize in memory assessment, aging and neurological disorders. I assess function of cognitive skills to provide answers to major questions. I also provide therapy for to help adjust to these diagnoses for yourself or caregivers.

— K Wortman, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA
 

Alzheimer's and other memory issues affect everyone in the family. Caregiver mental health is just as important as the health of the person living with dementia. I have worked extensively with both.

— Julie Kenworth, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I am a Master's leveled Social Worker with a Clinical and Macro specialty as well as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I also earned a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. I have 13 years of experience in providing individual psychotherapy, group therapy, assessments and interventions aimed at improving your overall mental health and/or challenges in maintaining recovery from substance abuse.

— Latasha Shannon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Southgate, MI
 

My family has a multigenerational relationship with Alzheimer's disease. My most recent experience is being a caregiver to my mother. I realized then that there is a lack of support for caregivers be it spouses, children, or friends. I became a therapist for my community of caregivers and it is my greatest gift to be of service to those who share this journey. With education and tools for self care this is a journey that can be supported with love and empathy and a safe space to grieve.

— Dena Schwimmer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

An Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia diagnosis can be heartbreaking for both the Caregiver and the person living with dementia. There is a long road of uncertainty ahead. You are never prepared for this. It may appear like the perosn living with dementia is no longer there. They might not be speaking, moving or participating in things like they used to. There is still hope for them to connect. This is where art therapy can help someone express and process their life using art supplies.

— Erica Curcio, Counselor
 

Our Guarantee Free Consultation & Money Back Guarantee At the Centre for holistic healthcare, we have confidence in our ability to help you. During your free half hour consultation our therapist will determine to give you a unique blend of therapy for you. If we agree that you are an excellent candidate, then we continue your treatments and if you are not completely satisfied with our service, then we will give you your money back.

— Dr Bishnu Upadhaya, Mental Health Practitioner in Bristol,

For a large part of my career I have been able to work with and support folks with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia as well as provide dementia education to professionals and families in long term care.

— Sivan Perdue, Art Therapist in Salisbury, MD
 

Through my experience working with the geriatric community, I came to specialize in issues related to Alzheimer's Disease and memory issues. Caregiver stress, sundowners syndrome, agitation and anxiety surrounding the illness are all issues I have become familiar with.

— Lauren Riddles, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

Alzheimer's and other dementias have an immense impact on the individual and family. Efficient and thorough assessment of strengths and weakness and differential diagnosis can help guide you in the right direction for treatment and long-term care planning. Neuropsychological evaluations can help provide those essential insights and answer the many questions you may have.

— Alexandria Perle, Clinical Psychologist in Morgantown, WV