Dakota Family Services

The Dynamics of Dementia

The Dynamics of Dementia

During a recent lecture, Dr. Wayne Martinsen, Medical Director and psychiatrist at Dakota Family Services, clearly explained the science and statistics of different types of dementia. For the professionals in attendance, he shared new research on the medications that enhance brain functioning, and the limitations of those medications, new findings on the prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injury as a contributor to dementia, and much more. The takeaways, for my own life and for those I love, were in the powerful information he provided about building protective factors against dementia. We can establish behaviors (for ourselves and for the youngest of our Ranch kids) that can delay or impact the effects. Diet, exercise, brain-stimulating activities, sauna, caffeine – each in appropriate doses – have great research-based impacts on the prevalence of the disease. It was fascinating.…

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Dakota Family Services Therapist Positions Open in Minot and Fargo

Dakota Family Services Therapist Positions Open in Minot and Fargo

Join the BEST team of Behavioral Health Providers serving children and adolescents in North Dakota Do you seek challenge, commitment and a sense of community? Do you want to work with the most troubled, complicated and amazing children and adolescents in the state? A career at Dakota Family Services may be just what you are looking for. It is more than just a job—it can be a vocation.…

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Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder Need Caregiver Engagement in Treatment

Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder Need Caregiver Engagement in Treatment

Many Ranch children suffer from Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). In our extensive work with children and adolescents, we have learned that engaging a child’s caretakers is especially important when treating children with RAD. Our work with caregivers focuses on educating them about RAD, and helping them build patterns of positive communication and interactions with their child.…

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Dakota Family Services Expands Clinical Team

Dakota Family Services Expands Clinical Team

Kelly Readel, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor is joining Dakota Family Services, Fargo, as a therapist. Beginning July 1, Readel will provide outpatient counseling services to adolescents and young adults, ages 14 to 25 years old, and their families.…

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