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Dementia is a mentally debilitating group of symptoms that refers to an individual’s decline in memory, communication, and thought processes. Individuals who have dementia are challenged by forgetfulness, impaired cognitive skills, and overall mental capability to function in society. Some of the early signs of dementia include short-term memory loss, confusion, and lack of ability to concentrate. Seeking help during the early stages of dementia is critical to learning how to apply coping skills as early as possible in order to ease any associated anxiety and depression.
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Katie Reagan

Therapist

Katie Reagan specializes in treating patients who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease through the practice of art therapy. This abstract and imaginative modality is an effective way of helping individuals to access thoughts, initialize communication, and improve a sense of mindfulness. Art therapy is especially helpful for patients who struggle with depression, anxiety, and stress, which are specifically linked to dementia. Katie is committed to assisting her clients in a patient and nurturing manner that allows for them to process their thoughts and emotions at a pace that makes them feel comfortable.

Caitlin Garstkiewicz

Therapist

Caitlin Garstkiewicz encourages individuals who are diagnosed with symptoms of dementia to remain patient and understanding with themselves. Her belief is particularly important for patients who end up dealing with a wide-range of emotions due to the challenges of dementia such as confusion, frustration, anger, and sadness. Caitlin treats her patients using an integrative and collaborative approach which involves evidence-based and holistic modalities. When treating dementia in her patients, Caitilin specifically practices psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT/DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness to support their goals and growth.