Alzheimer’s Patients & Families

Noticing more memory problems in yourself or a loved one?   Unsure about how to talk to your loved ones about the changes you’ve noticed?  Already caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other type of dementia? Struggling to balance your role as a caregiver with your career, marriage, and parenting?

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, AD is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.
Approximately 10 million Baby Boomers will develop Alzheimer’s during their lifetime.
Currently, 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s.
By 2050, it is estimated that 14 million Americans will have this disease.
11 million Americans serve as family caregivers for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Christine Greer O’Connor has extensive experience counseling caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. She has counseled many caregivers and helped them understand the stages of the disease, what can be expected over the course of the disease, how to balance multiple roles, how to decrease burden and stress, and how to relate to a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Additionally, Christine’s doctoral dissertation focused on effective counseling programs for family caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. She has conducted research and published articles on both late-onset and young-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Christine Greer helps clients with topics including:

• Stages of Alzheimer’s disease
• Memory Evaluations/Obtaining a Diagnosis
• Dealing with Memory Loss & Behavioral Changes
• Decreasing Caregiver Burden
• Asking for Help from Family and Friends
• Managing Multiple Medications
• Participation in Support Groups
• Long-term Care & Homecare Options
• Healthcare Paperwork and Power of Attorney