What qualifications do therapists for dementia have?
Dementia therapists are clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists or geriatric psychologists who are specialized in Dementia. The psychologists are Masters and/or Mphill trained with license. They do assessments, diagnosis, conduct therapies and counselling.
What are the techniques used by dementia therapists?
The psychologists involved in dementia care use techniques like occupational therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapies, skill restoration, music therapy, aromatherapy and much more to stabilize the functionality in daily life activities.
Where can I find a dementia therapist near me?
There are a lot of professionals available to treat dementia. What you may want to do is, look for professionals from a mental health organization as they will have specialized dementia care units. You can also look for health services with specialized geriatric or dementia care. A therapist is likely to be available in the mental health sector or self practice. Cadabams has a special dementia care unit with equipped infrastructure where you can find a dementia therapist according to your needs.
Who else works with a therapist in dementia care?
Along with a psychological therapist, i.e a counselling psychologist or clinical psychologist, there is a psychiatrist for pharmaceutical interventions, psychiatric nurses are present as a typical team. There are different approaches used based on the stage and severity and cause of dementia.