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Dementia is an umbrella term used for an overall loss of memory, thought-processing abilities, problem solving skills, and overall verbal language communication. There are a variety of conditions and diseases that can cause dementia, however the most common is Alzheimers. Aside from the expected challenges of dementia, there are many other obstacles that can result from a diagnosis for both the individual and family members. Resulting issues may include feelings of loneliness, isolation, fear, anger, frustration, and depression. Whether you or a close family member is dealing with the obstacles of a diagnosis causing dementia, it is important to seek professional help in order to cope in healthy ways to the sudden changes caused by dementia.

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Tenisha White


Tenisha White is passionate about providing a space that is full of comfort, nurture, and care when working with patients who suffer from the effects of dementia. She works collaboratively with her patients to allow them to understand and accept their diagnosis. Dr. White believes that once individuals come to terms with their new normal, they are able to trust that these changes are not to be feared. Dr. White understands how some patients view their diagnosis as a challenge to their self-identity, but she supports them in recognizing that they are still who they are at the core. Dr. White incorporates a variety of therapeutic approaches that are specific to dealing with the emotions resulting from dementia, such as depression, anger, frustration, and sadness.

Sean Saltzberg


Sean Saltzberg addresses his patients who suffer from dementia with an open and creative mind that is thoughtful of using expression as a means to healing. He integrates a variety of strategies that are useful for developing coping skills to deal with the sudden and ongoing changes of a dementia diagnosis. Sean integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing, among other therapeutic strategies, to help gain control and manage difficult feelings and emotions. He believes in the power of utilizing a strengths-based approach to help patients achieve self-acknowledgement and self-awareness as a means to help improve an individual’s mindset.

Keith Merrifield


Keith Merrifield approaches difficult mental health conditions and diagnoses by focusing on both reality and optimism. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Keith specializes in treating clients who are in need of support for both their own mental health, as well as those surrounding them. He believes it is important for family members and/or those caring for an individual who is dealing with dementia to have a healthy and positive mentality. Keith utilizes a combination of trauma therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and EMDR to assist in the treatment and care of dealing with the emotional struggles of dementia.