Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
Dementia is a general term for a group of symptoms associated with a decline in brain functioning. In the UK, Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. As the disease advances, symptoms get more severe and can include loss of memory, disorientation, confusion, and behavioural changes.
What causes dementia?
Many types of dementia are caused by brain cells dying and being unable to grow back again. The brain cells naturally reduce in number as we get older, but dementia can result where there is accelerated degeneration.
Clumps of proteins can also form in the brain which result in loss of brain cells and they also affect the number of neurotransmitters in the brain and the chemicals that are used to transmit the messages.
Other types of dementia can be due to genetics, interruptions in the blood supply to the brain, infections to the brain and alcohol induced damage to the brain tissue.
Certain types of dementia can be misdiagnosed because the symptoms are often similar across the dementia spectrum. It is important to get a correct diagnosis, with an expert at assessing dementia, as there are different treatments for the different types of dementia and incorrect treatments can have an adverse affect.
Whilst many dementia conditions are not curable, medication and certain types of therapy have been shown to decrease the rate of progression.
What Are the Main Symptoms of Dementia?
- Memory Loss
- Reduced physical co-ordination
- Reduced thinking speed
- Getting confused in familiar surroundings
- Reduced mental agility, difficulty with numbers, calculations and money
- Reduced judgement
- Difficulties with language
- Lack of interest in usual activities
- Personality changes
- Difficulties controlling emotions
- Auditory / visual hallucinations
- Loss of empathy
- Difficulties planning
What is Therapy?
Our therapy services are carefully designed to provide you with a welcoming, supportive and productive environment in which you can address and overcome your mental health concerns. Sometimes, being at home and in a familiar surrounding can put you at ease and help you embrace therapy, which is often the first obstacle clients face. We can deliver high-quality, effective assessments and treatments wherever you are in the UK.
Our person-centred approach puts your mental wellbeing or loved one above all else and provides you with the personalised care and attention you need. Following a comprehensive assessment of your unique needs and circumstances, we will develop a bespoke online treatment plan that will enable you to manage your condition effectively.
What can Therapy help me with?
Online therapy allows our expert practitioners to provide the same level of care as they would during an in-person appointment. Whatever your concern, we can help you wherever you are.
What are the benefits of Therapy?
Online therapy is a convenient and life-changing way to access psychotherapy services from anywhere in the UK and in the world. If you don’t feel comfortable attending in-person appointments, or are currently unable to, online therapy offers a practical solution.
Our experienced practitioners will provide you with a safe space and support for you to work through your issues, whether you need cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy or an emergency admission to an in-patient clinic. You can find out more about the services and therapeutic treatments we offer on the pages linked below.
Our unique approach to private mental health treatment
We believe in providing a tailored approach to your unique symptoms and situation. We will listen closely to your struggles and create a bespoke treatment plan.
We understand that seeking mental health can be daunting. During your first consultation, our practitioners will show nothing but support and understanding of your situation.
After determining the right service for you to offer you a diagnosis, we will guide you through the right course of treatment. Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists will provide you with the tools to better understand your symptoms and condition, manage your mental health and, ultimately, live a happier life.
Our team will work with you from your initial assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. At each step we take time with you to reflect, reassess and refocus to ensure that you are heading towards to lifestyle that you desire.
Get the right assessment, diagnosis and a holistic treatment plan tailored to you.
Be prescribed the right medical care to treat the symptoms restricting your life.
Understand your condition, work alongside our specialists and with your body and mind to prevent your symptoms from dominating your life.
Speak with our Experienced Mental Health Support Team
Book an initial assessment and attend your first appointment from the comfort of your home. We offer various payment plans to suit your needs.
Our mission is to help you to live a healthy future free from mental health symptoms. Our highly trained psychologists and psychiatrists each have their own specialisms, and all pull together to provide a tailored service to cater to your individual needs.
Our Customised Approach
1. Work with you to do a thorough assessment leading to a tailored treatment plan that we we will update together as your treatment progresses.
2. Ongoing assessment of the right medical care to treat your symptoms. Helping you to live a more fulfilled life.
3. Preventing your symptoms from controlling your life and allowing you to take control and grow.
Why Health Choices Global?
- We provide national coverage across the UK covering all spectrums of mental health.
- Our Mental Health Support teamwork with you throughout your journey to achieve the results that you desire. Transforming quality of life and family life.
- We’re available 7 days a week providing remote appointments that are non-restrictive and give you the privacy and assurance building trust.
- Our team are members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.