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The Psychodynamics of Dementia (5/5): Transition to nursing or palliative care

  • 27th Sep 2019
  • Esther Ramsay Jones

What therapeutic challenges and opportunities arise when a client with dementia enters nursing or palliative care? In the concluding part of her blog series coinciding with Alzheimer’s Month, psychotherapist and author Dr Esther Ramsay-Jones discusses working through this latter stage in the trajectory of dementia.

The Psychodynamics of Dementia (4/5): Bereavement

  • 20th Sep 2019
  • Esther Ramsay Jones

How does grief counselling differ when the client has dementia? In the fourth part of her blog series coinciding with Alzheimer’s Month, psychotherapist and author Dr Esther Ramsay-Jones explores the experience of bereavement through the lens of dementia, including working with hallucinations, metaphor and felt-absence.

The Psychodynamics of Dementia (3/5): Supporting Family Carers

  • 13th Sep 2019
  • Esther Ramsay Jones

Powerful projections, loss of recognition, longstanding relationship dynamics: caring for a family member with dementia is a complex emotional task. In the third part of her blog series coinciding with Alzheimer’s Month, psychotherapist and author Dr Esther Ramsay-Jones looks at how psychotherapy can help carers understand their own feelings, and the communications of the person with dementia

The Psychodynamics of Dementia (2/5): Living with Uncertainty

  • 6th Sep 2019
  • Esther Ramsay Jones

Helping clients to live with dementia often involves steering a path between despair, denial and early relationship dynamics. In the second part of her blog series coinciding with Alzheimer’s Month, psychotherapist and author Dr Esther Ramsay-Jones considers how therapeutic input can support people with dementia, and their partners, to sit with uncertainty.

The Psychodynamics of Dementia (1/5): Receiving a Diagnosis

  • 30th Aug 2019
  • Esther Ramsay Jones

There are limited talking therapy services for people with dementia. Yet psychotherapists can play an important role at every stage as this progressive condition unfolds. To mark the start of Alzheimer’s Month in September, psychotherapist and author Dr Esther Ramsay-Jones begins a five-part blog series on working psychodynamically in dementia care – beginning with the feelings that may attend a diagnosis.

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