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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Our neuropsychologists have expertise in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. We help families understand the diagnosis, prognosis and the next steps to getting comprehensive support. Through psychotherapy or consultation, we also work with family members needing support as they witness changes in a loved one.

— Next Steps Neuropsychology, 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.

— Next Steps Neuropsychology, 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

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

I specialize in Alzheimer's and dementia after working in the aging field for several years. I work with both individuals with memory loss and individuals caring for someone with memory loss. Someone with Alzheimer's or dementia can still participate in therapy in the early stages and I am to be a support and encouraging force during many unknowns.

— Dawn Gross, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kirkwood, MO

depression due to a loss of independence, anxiety, caregiver stress

— Shelvey Wallace, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greensboro, NC

I've cared for people who have Alzheimer's and Dementia, in their homes, focusing on empowering them to live lives that matter. I've developed close relationships with them so that I can understand how to best support them in memory loss, confusion, anxiety and emotional distress. I've also worked with loved ones caring for them at home, supporting them in their own self care and stress management.

— Lin Reams, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Santa Fe, NM

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

Through my experience working with the geriatric community, I came to specialize in issues related to Alzheimer's Disease and memory issues. Caregiver stress, sundowners syndrome, agitation and anxiety surrounding the illness are all issues I have become familiar with.

— Lauren Riddles, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

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