"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

Heather L Bornfeld, PhD

I provide consultation for patients, family members, and caregivers in the unique circumstance of adjusting to acquired brain injury. Coping with disability after a traumatic brain injury or traversing the difficult path associated with progressive dementias such as Alzheimer’s Disease can be overwhelming, sad, and scary. I am knowledgeable about these syndromes and the challenges they present. I help individuals and families better understand the diagnosis and prognosis so they can navigate healthcare systems and make informed level-of-care decisions. Stress, interpersonal and family dynamics, as well as loss and grief play a big role for both patients and caregivers; being aware of these experiences can be enormously helpful in promoting effective communication, which helps making decisions and solving problems a bit easier, in what sometimes feels like an impossible situation.  

I am also available to consult with residents and professional caregivers in residential care settings.  I provide workshops and groups on issues pertinent to aging and loss for both residents and caregivers, and will customize to meet the needs of a particular group.
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