Therapies for dementia
Therapies for dementia are specific psychological treatment for older people.
Reality orientation sessions help by directly focusing on the deficits of the disorder, including disorientation and impaired short-term memory and help to preserve skills, use reality orientation board, showing the date, weather, etc. Reality orientation sessions cues to everyday behaviour such as making tea, looking at current events; use by informal carers at home.
Reminiscence allows the kind of integration important as a developmental task of later life. The ability to reminisce is preserved in early dementia. The act of reminiscence therefore offers a good way of engaging people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment without reminding them of their cognitive shortcomings.
Validation therapy for people with dementia focuses on the phenomenology of dementia at an emotional level, suggesting that even the most confused behaviour has some meaning for that person.
Memory therapy for older people with mild memory problems, as following a stroke, promotes use of simple aids such as lists, alarms and placing notices and instructions in key areas (Burnside).
Resolution therapy attempt to make sense of what is happening here and now, to communicate a current need. The concept of Resolution therapy states: there is meaning in the behaviour and confused talk of clients with dementia.
The therapist must use reflective listening, exploration, warmth, acceptance, and understand these hidden meanings.
The therapist helps the carers showing significant distress, provides individual therapy, education, practical advice and stress management.
Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.