Dementia Counseling

The Advice & Support Dementia Caregivers Need NOW!

What is Dementia Counseling for Caregivers?

Processing your experiences with being a dementia caregiver. Stress can pile up from the daily challenges of being a dementia caregiver. The primary reasons why individuals seek help are stress and burnout. Think of dementia counseling as another resource to add to your caregiver’s toolbox.

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Is the stress of caregiving weighing you down?

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Do you struggle with too many doctors or conflicting answers?

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Do you struggle with too many medications?

You could benefit from one of our dementia counseling sessions.

HOW CAN DEMENTIA COUNSELING HELP ME

Families, caregivers, and health professionals often find it difficult to assemble all the necessary information or resources to find the support they need. As a result, families may exhaust themselves—physically and financially—caring for a loved one, unaware of the many kinds of support available to those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Counseling is probably the right option when you don’t know what to do next.

COUNSELING FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF DEMENTIA PATIENTS

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

You need the tools and experience to determine the right solutions for your unique situation. Since four out of five dementia patients live at home—and caring for these people is more than a full-time job—neither patients nor families have much time for reading.

Our goal is to give you the ability to live with less stress and more joy and happiness. What it takes is proper care, support, and education.

Managing the care of a partner or relative with dementia may be one of life’s most difficult challenges. It can’t be done—not for long, anyway—under exhaustion, isolation, personal anxiety, and professional chaos. As a result, caregivers often get so burned out that their physical and emotional health suffers. A geriatrician can help balance the competing demands of the patient, family, and caregiver.With dementia counseling, setbacks can have positive outcomes, and life can continue to bring love, joy, and fulfillment.

Often families find themselves at a loss when caring for a loved one living with dementia. So many variables; the causes and the symptoms lead to challenges that can overwhelm caregivers. Many resources exist but may not address your specific situation. 

We offer personalized dementia counseling – one-to-one educational consultations – to help you navigate your challenges and learn approaches that may resolve difficult situations with our dementia care advisors.

It all starts with a Geriatric Assessment.

WHAT DO I GET FROM A GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT

We will help you ask the right questions of doctors, elder care lawyers, care managers, caregivers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, facility managers, and other professionals. We are advocates for the elder, the caregiver, and your family. Sometimes having a geriatrician on the team makes sense to sort the multiple issues of dementia and age. We can assist with diagnosis, direct the care or coordinate with an existing medical team.

Get Help Now! Choose the best provider for your situation.

Medical, Behavioral, Functional, and Pain Problem Solving

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Geriatric Care Management and Dementia Consulting

Caregiver Support and Problem Solving

MEDICAL, BEHAVIORAL, FUNCTIONAL AND PAIN PROBLEM SOLVING

drlizElizabeth Landsverk MD

Dr Landsverk (Dr Liz) provides in-depth evaluation to the medical, behavioral, pain and function challenges to elders in their home. This is similar, but not telemedicine. Dr Landsverk has over 20 years of experience as an assistant professor of Medicine, UCSF, consultant to the San Francisco Elder Abuse Forensics Center, hospice medical director, medical director for Silverado and Kensington Dementia Communities, as well as housecalls for 15 years for elders with complex medical and behavioral symptoms. She works to identify medications that may be problematic, assess pain, advise primary providers on strategies to improve function, relieve pain and restore joy.

Each Session Includes:

  • Review of Geriatric Assessment
  • Medical review of the health records
  • 30-minute telehealth video appointment
  • Follow up written report with suggestions you can discuss with your doctor complete with an action plan

Schedule Your 30-minute Session with Dr Landsverk

The registering participant understands that this is not direct medical treatment but a geriatric assessment to support your primary physician. A report will be written and sent to the responsible party and the primary doctor, who will look at the recommendations and decide what treatments are appropriate for this person.

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GERIATRIC CARE MANAGEMENT AND DEMENTIA CONSULTING

TamiAlexandra Morris

Alexandra Morris (Alex) is a gerontologist, with 30 years of experience working with people living with dementia and their families. She has worked in assisted living, an adult day program, director of a camp for brain injured adults and State Certified Ombudsman. She is a Geriatric Care Manager serving San Luis Obispo families regarding the challenges that come with aging family members and provided care consulting, community & professional education for the Alzheimer’s Association for 21 years.

Each Session Includes:

  • Professional review of caregiver’s challenges
  • 30-minutes discussion of your unique situation
  • Caregiver support and problem solving

Schedule Your 30-minute Session with Alexandra

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DEMENTIA COUNSELING: CAREGIVER SUPPORT AND PROBLEM SOLVING

Tami Anastasia MA

Tami Anastasia has dedicated her career to educating families caring for loved ones with dementia. She has a MA in Counseling from Santa Clara University and is a dementia educator, an Alzheimer’s and dementia consultant and an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group facilitator. She is also a patient advocate and a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA).

Tami’s goal is to help families caring for a loved one with dementia make this journey as loving, caring, compassionate and meaningful as possible. She provides emotional support, care strategies and guidance to family caregivers and professional caregivers. She also provides in-home assessments and cognitive and physical stimulation for people with dementia.

Each Session Includes:

  • Professional review of caregiver’s challenges
  • 30-minutes discussion of your unique situation
  • Caregiver support and problem solving

Schedule Your 30-minute Session with Tami

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