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Looking for Geriatric Counseling in Dallas Forth Worth
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 2:52 PM
Joined: 7/23/2019
Posts: 9

Like many of the post in this forum, my LO is so angry and depressed. I need help in finding a geriatric counselor for my LO in the Dallas Fort Worth area. She is accusing the in home care provider of stealing her things, she won't leave the house. All she wants to do is scream and yell at me and tell me how I have ruined her life.  


Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 3:41 PM
Joined: 3/6/2017
Posts: 2155

If your LO is at the point where she is suspicious and accusatory, she is likely below the level of cognition to participate meaningfully in talk therapy. It's likely, even if she were open to counseling, that she could learn the strategies for self calming much less be able to access them when needed.

It would make better sense to line her up with a geriatric psychiatrist if strategies like validation, redirection and fiblets aren't working.


Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 7:37 PM
Joined: 6/20/2016
Posts: 2242

A person with dementia has no ability to improve with "counseling."

What you need is a geriatric psychiatrist.