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Services

 

By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.

 

~ George Burns ~

But, what if you forget?


SERVICES:

  • Specialized diagnostic testing:  differential psychiatric diagnosis,  dementia diagnosis and staging 
  • Consultation and individualized care planning: medications, therapy, life-style modifications, hypnosis, biofeedback, medicinal foods, end of life planning and end of life care.
  • Caregiver and Family support: psychiatric care for caregivers (diagnosis and treatment), care planning family conferences
  • Psychiatric Medical Home Model: Group Care, shared medical visits for persons with dementia and their caregivers
  • Group therapy for geriatric depression, anxiety, caregiving challenges
  • Coordination of care with primary care clinicians and other health-care professionals
  • Comprehensive Frailty Assessment and Care Planning 
  • Consultations for psychiatric and primary care clinicians; supervision of graduate students that may provide pro bono cognitive screening and therapy at the Psychiatric Wellness and Dementia Care, LLC

Medications management, therapy, biofeedback, neurofeedback, clinical hypnosis

   
What to expect from your appointments:
 
Please fill out new patient forms
and bring them to our first appointment. 
  • Our first two intake appointments will be 60 minutes each. 

In-person initial evaluation is preferred, but telemedicine appointment (via video conferencing) can sometimes be offered. 
We will have an opportunity to:

 

  • Get to know each other
  • Review your medical, psychiatric history and medications (please bring your medication containers and recent lab results if available)
  • Work in close partnership to start identifying target symptoms and establishing therapy goals
  • Persons with dementia will participate in cognitive screening, psychiatric and basic neurological evaluations. Every person with dementia is requested to attend initial evaluation with their caregiver
  • Caregivers that establish individual psychiatric care will receive psychiatric evaluation, cognitive screening, caregiving stress and caregiver activation (knowledge, readiness for caregiving) screening

 

  • Follow-up therapy and medication management appointments range from 30-50 minutes
    • These appointments can be scheduled in person or via telemedicine (video conferencing)
    • In many cases we will continue screening and evaluation during the first follow-up appointment
    • You may be asked to obtain laboratory tests and or neuroimaging
    • In case of complicated neurodegenerative diagnoses you may be asked to obtain consultation at the UW Memory Disorders Clinic
    • You may receive prescription medications and a recommendation for over the counter supplements.  Please remember that it is crucial to take medications daily as prescribed!!!
    • To monitor medications effectiveness and potential side effects, please fill out daily symptom monitoring work-sheets
 

 

Questions? Please contact me for further information (click here).