Couples Retreat

Couples Retreat in Western New York

Couples and Intensive One-to-One Retreats in Western New York near beautiful Letchworth State Park.


Our retreats were featured in Lancaster Farming. Click Here to read the article.

Dementia Doctor offers retreats for individuals or couples, which can be either intensive therapy for a number of behavioral challenges, depressive illness, anxiety. anger  OR a person living with young onset or early onset Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their spouse or significant other.

The retreat includes personalized therapy from psychotherapist and leading clinical dementia specialist Dr. Daniel Nightingale, in addition to therapy for the caregiver (spouse or significant other).

Caregiver Laurie Smith said: “I am feeling more focused and happier, many thanks to you. I am less worried and anxious, and taking one day at a time, while trying to get out in nature more for it relaxes me most. It feels like a gentle progression, it took a few days for everything to sink in after I left my retreat in Portageville, and slowly, I’m changing my thought patterns and behavior.  Your book has helped too.”

A full assessment with a personalized treatment plan for the couple/individual, encompassing various therapies which may include psychotherapy, person-centered counseling, hypnotherapy, diet and nutrition, coping strategies, exercises for the brain, Montessori therapy and horse therapy.  (There are other animals on the ranch including cats, dogs and goats.)

The aim of the weekend is to focus on improvements in the following areas:
  1. Taking control of your challenge, issues and behaviors
  2. Improved Concentration
  3. Increased Motivation
  4. The Ability to Relax and destress
  5. Reprogramming of your thoughts and behaviors
  6. Enhanced Short Term Memory (Immediate/Working Memory)
  7. Improved Ability to Recall Memories of Significant Life Events
  8. The Development of Coping Strategies Based on Positive Illusion

For intensive one-to-one therapy, an eclectic intervention program will be developed along with the client.

The all-inclusive weekend begins on Friday, where you will be met and chauffeured by a private car to a nearby Bed and Breakfast from Buffalo/Niagara or Rochester, New York airports. (Contact us regarding transportation from other locations, such as Toronto.)

The weekend includes three nights stay with meals and airport pickup. (Airfare is not included.) The bed and breakfast is a lovely 1850 farm house, and actually the Nightingale farm has an 1870 farm house. Both are located in the little hamlet of Portageville, New York, which is at the south entrance of Letchworth State Park; known as the Grand Canyon of the east and the #1 state park in the US.

“How can we ever thank you for a most fantastic weekend?  We talked about it all the way home. You both are the most wonderful host and hostess and it is obvious that your new venture will be most successful as your guests enjoy your kindness and generosity.

We felt so at ease and so special with all that you did for us.  We enjoyed your company, humor, serious talks and silly talks, and the absolutely delicious meals.  Your pets display the same personalities that you do, calm and welcoming.”  Diane Skaff

April Special!

Book your 3 night, 2 day retreat for April and get BOTH Dr. Dan and Kathleen, horse and other animal therapy, three nights at a quaint local Bed and Breakfast and transportation from a nearby airport (Buffalo/Niagara or Rochester).

Pay securely with Paypal. Also, if you’re in the US, you can choose Paypal Credit and get up to six months to pay!

Couples Retreat