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Therapy for People Living with Dementia

In the US, there are over 5.5 million people living with a neurocognitive disorder (Dementia)

Though there is no cure, our empirical research and subsequent clinical practice indicates that hypnotherapy can help improve 7 key areas of life: (1) Ability to relax (2) Ability to concentrate (3) Memory for significant life events (4) Immediate/working/short term memory (5) Improved Activities of Daily Living (6) Enhanced motivation and (7) Increased socialization (see references to peer reviewed published research below)

Over the years, I have had much success in helping people to live well through their unique journey of Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular, Lewy Body and many other types of dementia through both hypnotherapy and hypno-psychotherapy.

Please contact me to learn more about this very exciting and interesting area of my work as a Clinical Dementia Specialist and General Psychotherapist.


Duff, SC & Nightingale, DJ (2005). The efficacy of hypnosis in changing the quality of life in patients with dementia. A pilot-study evaluation. European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 6 (2), 20 – 29.

Duff, SC & Nightingale, DJ (2006). Long Term Outcomes of Hypnosis in Changing the Quality of life in Patients with Dementia. European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 7 (1), 2 – 8

Duff, SC and Nightingale, DJ (2007). Alternative approaches to supporting people with dementia: Enhancing quality of life through hypnosis. Alzheimer’s Care Today.8. (4): 321-331