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How can counseling and support help with treating dementia?

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A dementia diagnosis is stressful. If your loved one needs help coming to terms with it, ask the doctor treating their dementia to refer you to a trained mental health professional. This might include an individual or family therapist, social worker, psychologist, or psychiatrist. Joining a local or online support group for people with dementia can also be comforting.

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: “Management & Patient Care,” “Treatments for Behavior.”

Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: “Non-Drug Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dementia.”

Alzheimer’s Society UK: “Staying Healthy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Counseling & Alzheimer’s Disease.”

MODEM: “Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.”

Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology : “The Effect of Reminiscence Therapy on Cognition, Depression, and Activities of Daily Living for Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics : “What Are the Components to the MIND Diet?”

UpToDate: “Prevention of Dementia.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: “Management & Patient Care,” “Treatments for Behavior.”

Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: “Non-Drug Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dementia.”

Alzheimer’s Society UK: “Staying Healthy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Counseling & Alzheimer’s Disease.”

MODEM: “Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.”

Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology : “The Effect of Reminiscence Therapy on Cognition, Depression, and Activities of Daily Living for Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics : “What Are the Components to the MIND Diet?”

UpToDate: “Prevention of Dementia.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 15, 2018

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