Counselling for People with Dementia and their Carers

Although many people with dementia are not given the opportunity to receive professional counselling, the person-centred counselling approach has been found to enable them to make sense of their lives.

It is very difficult for a spouse when their loved one with dementia does not recognise them, and yet can remember the name of a neighbour.  A recent study called “The experiences of therapy from the perspectives of carers of people with dementia: An exploratory study“by R Elvish, R Cawley, J Keady – Counselling and Psychotherapy …, 2013 – Taylor & Francis looked at counselling for carers.    This study found that attending counselling and/or psychotherapy helped the carer to find a ‘safe space’ to disclose and share concerns

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