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.

Meet the specialists

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, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, 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

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
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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, Associate 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.

— Kristen Wortman, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA
 

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 Wheaton, IL

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.

— Kristen Wortman, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA