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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Alzheimer's disease is the most feared illness among adults. When you or someone you love are diagnosed, everything changes. I understand the pain and complexities of living with memory impairments and associated changes. I am passionate about supporting individuals and families navigate life with Alzheimer's disease and other neurologic disorders (frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, dementia with lewy bodies, etc.)

— Felicia Greenfield, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA

I hold a special interest in providing psychiatric care to the aging population, particularly those affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. My experience has equipped me with the knowledge to address the complex mental health needs that often accompany aging and neurocognitive disorders. I am dedicated to creating individualized treatment plans that alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life, and support both patients and their caregivers through this challenging journey.

— Krysta Snyder, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Vancouver, WA
 

Dementia is a challenging diagnosis for the entire family, chosen or otherwise. It requires immense flexibility and caregiving skill, all while you and your person are grieving the changes happening outside of our control. I have three years experience supporting dementia clients and families from diagnosis to end of life, I can help you troubleshoot issues as they arise with practical interventions as well as holding space for the concurrent emotional process.

— Lori Zaspel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , PA
 

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.

— Next Steps Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA

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,
 

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

As a traveling dance/movement therapist for The Bristal Memory Care facilities, I worked with individuals on the dementia-Alzheimer's spectrum to stimulate their cognitive and physical abilities using dance, song, music, and socialization, which was a fruitful learning experience for me.

— Rebecca Lermsider, Psychotherapist
 

Patricia Hanson, LPC, leads IKOR of Western Pennsylvania, emphasizing compassionate dementia care. Utilizing her advanced counseling background and specialized training, she creates tailored strategies for dementia patients, ensuring their emotional and psychosocial needs are met. Under her "Solutions for Dignity" programs, families receive holistic support, blending medical insights with understanding the unique challenges dementia presents.

— Patricia Hanson, in Pittsburgh, PA

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
 

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

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 have many years of experience evaluating and determining a variety of dementia types. Alzheimer's is the most common neurodegenerative disease. However, memory loss may also be related to many other causes. During my evaluations I am able to look at specific cognitive performance patterns and diagnose a variety of dementias and/or other causes for memory loss.

— Tina Rice, Clinical Psychologist in Prosper, TX

For more than 15 years, I have conducted research related to dementia, and have worked with clients coping with a dementia diagnosis (either their own or a loved one's). I have a deep understanding of the challenging behaviors associated with dementia and how to manage them, as well as techniques to decrease caregiver stress.

— Natalie Regier, Clinical Psychologist in Bethesda, MD