New In-Home, Dementia Intervention Program Launches in Silicon Valley

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Dementia Therapeutics, a research-based, highly personalized intervention program for all stages of cognitive and functional impairment opens doors on the Peninsula

Dementia Therapeutics

Dementia Therapeutics is the first program of its kind, addressing all aspects of health and well-being with personalized, comprehensive interventions for clients in their homes.

Dementia Therapeutics, an in-home, non-pharmacological intervention program developed for individuals with the neurocognitive deficits that result from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, is now taking clients in Palo Alto, CA and surrounding areas. Based on scientifically-supported best practices in dementia care, the program consists of a uniquely tailored intervention plan that accounts for the client’s history, weaknesses, needs and goals. Interventionists work one-on-one with clients in the comfort of home, using among 300 interventions, which target various cognitive as well as non-cognitive domains. These interventions performed by Dementia Therapeutics may delay the onset of symptoms by as many as 5 to 10 years for individuals who have not yet developed dementia, and can slow the progression of, or even improve, the symptoms of those who have already been diagnosed.

“Dementia Therapeutics is the first program of its kind, addressing all aspects of health and well-being with personalized, comprehensive interventions for clients in their homes,” said Dr. Samuel Gontkovsky, Director of Dementia Therapeutics. “Our research shows that the comfort and familiarity of the home allows clients to focus on prolonging mental acuity without the challenges and added stress of adjusting to a strange environment.”

The cornerstone interventions of Dementia Therapeutics revolve around cognitive stimulation and rehabilitation but also include sensory and social stimulation, coping/emotional adjustment, physical exercise, diet changes and recreation. Dementia Therapeutics offers a unique alternative to clinics and residential centers in which there are a small number of staff members caring for many patients and in which services involving personalized cognitive rehabilitation are limited or nonexistent. Providing professional care within the home not only allows clients to maintain their privacy but also supports psychological and emotional well-being, which contribute to intervention efficacy.

For more information about the Dementia Therapeutics program visit http://www.DementiaTherapeutics.com or call 650-213-8585.

ABOUT DEMENTIA THERAPEUTICS
Dementia Therapeutics, operated by Dr. Samuel T. Gontkovsky, PsyD, provides a full range of therapeutic services for individuals with cognitive difficulties, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, within the home. Dementia Therapeutics is the first program of its kind to promote increased daily functioning through cognitive rehabilitation, sensory and social stim¬ulation, emotional adjustment, physical activity, diet and recreation. The interventions performed by Dementia Therapeutics may delay the onset of symptoms by as many as 5 to 10 years for individuals who have not yet developed dementia, and can slow the progression of, or even improve, the symptoms of those who have already been diagnosed. For more information about the Dementia Therapeutics program visit http://www.DementiaTherapeutics.com.

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