Tavistock Relationships are offering a free therapy service to any couples living with Dementia.
Despite the ongoing circumstances with COVID-19, Tavistock Relationships are accepting referrals for a free therapy service they are offering to any couples living together where one partner has Dementia, as part of their research project.
Couples taking part will be given some initial questionnaires and then there will be a 6-month wait before commencing the intervention, which will take place in their homes over a 6-9 month period (approx. 8-10 sessions, including an initial assessment). If social distancing is still necessary at this point they will offer couples the option of being seen online, using a video conferencing platform – which Tavistock Relationships have been using successfully with couples they have been seeing during the lockdown period.
The Living Together with Dementia intervention aims to help strengthen the resilience of couples by improving communication, interdependence and mutuality by focusing on every day activities as a way of creating the conditions for increased emotional contact and understanding between the partners. There are a limited number of places in the project so acceptance would be on a first come first served basis.
Couples can self-refer by calling our reception team on 020 7380 1975 or emailing us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org