You or a Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease – Now What? | Jessica DeGaetano, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist
Receiving the information that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease can be an emotional and overwhelming experience. Patients and families have many questions, but one office visit with a neurologist or a neuropsychologist is simply not enough time to receive and process the information that is needed to make informed decisions about a loved one’s care.
Our goal at The Cognitive and Research Center of New Jersey is to provide our patients and their families with the time and space to gather information to accommodate each patient’s individual needs and ask questions in a supportive environment. To answer this need, we have created a three-part Psychoeducational Series for patients and families to meet with a neuropsychologist for three 45-minute sessions. These individually-tailored sessions focus on understanding the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease, community and adaptive resources available, and coping skills to successfully manage the range of emotions often experienced. We take the time to understand each patient and families’ needs and wishes and provide them with the resources to best navigate challenges they may encounter.
We encourage our patients and families to be proactive in understanding the course of Alzheimer’s disease and be active participants in planning for the future. The Psychoeducational Series empowers them to do so. For more information, or to schedule time to participate, please contact The Cognitive and Research Center of New Jersey at 973-850-4622.
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