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

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 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
 

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

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
 

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

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

— Amy Sobrino, 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, empathy and a safe space to grieve.

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

I have a long background of working with dementia patients. My specialty has become supporting the family and caregivers of dementia patients cope and understand the disease.

— Alicia Resnikoff, Clinical Social Worker