A diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or a more serious form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can be paralyzing for the individual and their loved ones. However, receiving a diagnosis does not mean life is over. Seeking out information about how best to deal with symptoms and how to access appropriate services is critical, as is having a trained and trusted counselor to talk to about the accompanying fears and concerns. Our consultants are Licensed Clinical Social Workers who possess experience working with the range of psychological and practical issues involved with a diagnosis of dementia. Our goal is to offer specialized counseling to individuals to increase self-confidence, emotional resiliency and preparedness, while also offering encouragement to those who live and interact with the diagnosed individual.
Advisors on Aging specializes in working with families in turmoil. Caring for an aging parent, especially when a crisis occurs, can cause past issues and rivalries to surface. Your family may be dealing with sibling caregiver support issues, estrangement from one another or a difficult or abusive relationship with the parent needing help. An Advisors on Aging Consultant can help open lines of communication within the family to clarify roles, establishing mutually agreed upon goals and set healthy boundaries.