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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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 Philadelphia, PA

As a previous hospice social worker, I have experience working with older adults that have progressing Alzheimer's or dementia. This can be distressing for the individual, as well as the family. I am here to support anyone that is navigating this disease.

— Susannah Couch, Therapist in Athens, GA

I have over 10 years of experience working with families affected by Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

— Amy Sobrino, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

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— Discovery Commons South Biscayne, Nurse in North Port, FL

We will work on different therapeutic and recreation activities that will help improve the brain functioning for those suffering from Alzheimer's and Dementia.

— ISABEL SHECTER STONE, Art Therapist in ny, NY
 

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

In practice, I often use state of the art assessment instruments to help people determine what is typical age-related decline vs what may be a neurocognitive disorder, which may include Alzheimer's, Lewy Body dementia, vascular dementia, and others.

— Brian Burgoyne, Clinical Psychologist in Littleton, CO
 

I have had years of extensive training in the Mass General Hospital Neurology department running support groups and conducting research as a caregiver support clinician. I am well educated in assisting caregivers caring for someone living with dementia, specifically Alzheimer's and Frontotemporal Dementia.

— Amy Marchesano, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Arlington, MA

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