Psychoeducation in dementia can enable people receive educational information in the context of a supportive psychotherapeutic environment. Watch the snippet from the MHT Live Webinar below for psychoeducation in dementia in terms of signs and symptoms, treatment and how to support your loved ones with this illness from the expert in the field, Ms. Divakshi Sharma
The aim of Psychoeducation in Dementia is to help caregivers or people who just know someone with dementia to know more about what this disorder is and how people can help others who have dementia.
Ms. Divakshi Sharma, who is a mental health professional specialising in the field of geriatric mental health, addresses the topic of “Psychoeducation in Dementia” by telling the viewers about various types of dementia such as Alzhiemer’s disease and how subtle signs and symptoms of dementia varies from individual to individual.
The confusion between Alzhiemr’s disease and dementia is also briefly explained by the speaker in this webinar. Moreover, the various stages of Alzhiemer’s disease is also talked about here.
As a part of psychoeducation in dementia, the importance of treatment is greatly emphasized by Ms. Divakshi Sharma. She also talks about some DIY cognitive activities that promote brain health even during healthy aging.
Lastly, the role of dementia caregivers is highlighted. The support and care from family becomes a huge part in treatment as well as better recovery in dementia. Although, sometimes it can also cause caregiver burden and stress. Ms. Sharma shares some tips on how to support your loved ones diagnosed with dementia in a way that doesn’t affect caregivers’ mental health.
About Ms. Divakshi Sharma
Ms. Divakshi Sharma is a clinical psychologist specializing in Dementia care. She has an MPhil in Clinical Psychology and is based out of Gurugram. She has also completed specialized training in Dementia from University of Tasmania, Australia. Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Psychosis, Schizophrenia are some of the other areas that she is an expert at.
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