Dementia is a very common condition amongst elderly Americans, and can be very hard on the family and friends of individuals who are struggling with it. Even though there isn’t a cure for dementia, there are treatments that can help people live well with dementia and cognitive behavioral therapy is at the top of the list for treating this condition. A trained professional can help you determine if you are experiencing depression and a treatment plan. If you aren’t feeling like yourself, it’s time to get in touch with someone who understands.
Depending on the severity of your dementia, your therapist will determine the correct treatment plan. A therapist will support you through your negative feelings, pinpoint areas in your life that you may wish to change, help you set realistic goals, and give you tools to identify and prevent future bouts of anxiety and depression. Your therapist will custom-tailor your sessions to what you need at that moment.
Symptoms with dementia
Memory loss, which is usually noticed by someone else
Difficulty communicating or finding words
Difficulty with visual and spatial abilities, such as getting lost while driving
Difficulty reasoning or problem-solving
Difficulty handling complex tasks
Difficulty with planning and organizing
Difficulty with coordination and motor functions
Confusion and disorientation
Get matched with a caring therapist
If you are experiencing any combination of the above, a therapist can help. We’re here for you.