Patients who seek a diagnosis from the Memory Assessment Clinic (MAC) at the J. Paul Sticht Center of Aging now receive more that medical advice. The MAC Counseling Center provides free support and mental health services to help cushion the shock of a dementia diagnosis, and to help ease the journey of patients and their families as the disease progresses.
The MAC Counseling center is a collaborative effort between the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and the Wake Forest University Department of Counseling. Co-director Ed Shaw, MD, MA, and licensed professional counselors Philip Clarke, PhD, and Nathaniel Ivers, PhD, all have joint faculty appointments with both departments.
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