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

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 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
 

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

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
 

I have worked with Dementia patients and caregivers for over 20 years in various job roles. My grandmother, grandfather, & father all had Dementia. I will help caregivers with dealing with anticipatory grief, dealing with day to day life and also how to see the person underneath the disease. For patients with Dementia, I will give them a safe place to process their feelings while helping them with the depression and anxiety that often comes with Dementia.

— Brandi Brittain, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Disorientation, memory loss, mood changes are all associated with Alzheimer's disease and for those individuals and families impacted, the grief and sense of loss can be extreme. I work with individuals and families to accept the diagnosis, focus on strengths and ability to cope with changes, process feelings and emotions related to change and loss, and helping families and care-givers focus on self-care, coping and necessary life changes.

— Shannon Henry, Clinical Social Worker in St. Louis Park, MN
 

In her professional working career in long-term care, NaTasha has over 15 years experience working with the elderly population diagnosed with major and minor neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

— NaTasha Bailey, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chula Vista, CA

I specialize in helping families coping with all the dementias. I provide an online support group on the 3rd Saturday of each month at no cost. I will provide support for those facing the onset of dementia, and the entire family as you make decisions, explore options, and grieve the multiple losses involved in dementia. I teach courses for therapists and the community about dementia and what needs are involved, as well as what resources.

— Jill Johnson-Young, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Riverside, CA
 

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— Dr Bishnu Upadhaya, Mental Health Practitioner in Bristol,

I have a background in working with individuals who have Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. I was previously a geriatric Care Manager and the majority of my clients had a diagnosis of dementia and struggled with significant loss of independence and functioning. One type of therapy that I provide to people with dementia is called Reminiscence Therapy. Clients with dementia may require a caregiver to assist with telehealth access.

— Jilleen Jarrett, Psychotherapist in Granite Bay, CA