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

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
 

My personal experience with dementia led me to understand the importance of seeking support from individuals who have gone through similar situations in order to maintain mental well-being. I have previous experience working at an Assisted Living Facility, where I provided services in the memory impairment unit.

— Christine Papazian, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
 

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

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
 

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

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 personal experience with this devastating disease.

— Devora Lomas, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Los Gatos, CA

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
 

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