Mild Cognitive Impairment Vs. Dementia Vs. Alzheimer’s Disease
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Our provider directory can help you find a mental health professional who specializes in older adults.
Geriatric psychiatrists (also called Gero-Psychiatrists) are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues that occur more commonly in older adults, such as dementia, depression, insomnia. They prescribe medications, but may or may not provide therapy.
A neuropsychologist is specialized in diagnosing brain disorders, like dementia (specifically what type of dementia a person has). They also help to identify if the changes in your loved one are mental health changes (like depression and anxiety) or brain health changes like a dementia disorder.
“Therapist” is a broad term to identify licensed professionals trained to provide talk-therapy to treat or manage mental health conditions. They include psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists. Our therapists specialize in older adults.