CCCW Early Dementia Program

Mission

 

The onset of dementia can be a confusing and scary time.  Many people are left thinking "what's next" as they work to navigate the complex and often frightening world of living with dementia.  Sadly, all too often, as work and social circles dry up, people living with dementia and their family care partners can feel isolated, which can only exacerbate symptoms and accelerate the decline. 

 

At CCCW we are committed to helping patients and families navigate the "what's next" after a diagnosis of memory loss.  We work to support the whole person and the family as they all work together to maintain independence and function, slow decline and build important support networks.  Our aim is to help families face this disease in a whole-hearted way, which research shows leads to better outcomes.

Program

 

  • We offer a variety of group and individual services to allow patients and families, along with the support of our well qualified staff of clinicians, to customize their approach to care.

My Brain is Different Support Group

Weekly support group designed to provide support for people living with the early stages of dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), exploring themes such grief, finding meaning, gratitude, disclosing the diagnosis, and receiving support.

Dual Support Group for Those Living with Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Their Care Partners

This dual support group provides a safe and supportive environment for people who are living with Early Stage Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) while also offering a concurrent support group for their family care partners. Care partners can attend without worrying about caregiver coverage, and People Living with Dementia have the opportunity for emotional support, dementia-related education, and social interaction.

 

Individual Cognitive Rehabilitation Training and/or Psychotherapy, 1-2 Sessions per Week

1-1 Sessions help patients identify and work toward personalized goals for better thinking and daily functioning.  Often these sessions will incorporate memory training strategies and also allow patients to work through common feelings of fear and grief.

 

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To Schedule An Appointment

Call 855.COG.WELL • (855) 264-9355