Listed below are a few of our upcoming events. Please take a look at our Event Calendar for a full listing!
New Family OrientationThursday, April 19, 2018 12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLocation: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: Are you thinking of having a loved one attend our day center? Or maybe you just started and want to learn more?
Join us at the orientation to learn more details about the Day Center program, and services that are available to you as the caregiver. The orientation will provide time to ask questions, meet Insight staff members as well as other Day Center families to help you get to know the program better. A light lunch will be provided!Contact Information:Latoria Logan703-204-4664
Memory ScreeningWednesday, April 25, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmLocation: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: Insight Memory Care Center offers free, confidential, face-to-face memory screenings and educational materials to people with concerns about their memory or who want to check their memory now for future comparison. This is a part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening initiative. Monthly screenings are held at our center on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Feel free to drop in, or contact Lindsey for more information!
Contact Information:Lindsey Vajpeyi703-204-4664
Caregiver BootcampSaturday, April 28, 2018 9:30 am - 3:30 pmLocation: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: Join IMCC for a special day-long training event covering many essential caregiving topics!
We know it can be hard as a busy caregiver to find all the information you need to best care for your loved one with dementia. Insight offers the Caregiver Bootcamp to help you learn more about essential caregiving topics, all in one place! Come and learn from experts in their fields and gain knowledge on the basics you need to know as a caregiver.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge! Thanks to Brightview Great Falls and Old Dominion Home Care for sponsoring our breakfast and lunch.
9:30 am – 10:00 am | Registration & Breakfast
10:00 am – 11:30 am | Dementia Overview
Chiadi Onyike, MD, MHS, Director of Frontotemporal Dementia Program and Associate Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Johns Hopkins
Learn how to distinguish the different types of dementia and gain and understanding of the typical behaviors associated with the disease. Dr. Onyike will also be providing a special focus on FTD.
11:45am – 12:45 pm | Legal Needs
Elizabeth L. Gray, Elder Law Attorney, McCandlish Lillard
There are many legal needs to be taken care of, including powers of attorney and medical directives, wills and estate planning, guardianships, and long-term care planning. Learn where to turn for guidance.
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Understanding Communication and Behavior Changes
Maureen Charlton, BSW, Reminiscence Coordinator, Sunrise at Silas Burke House
For those with memory impairments, sometimes the only form of communication provided is through behavior. Learn strategies for effective communication, even as abilities are changing.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Know your Community Resources
Megan Descutner, RN, MS, CMC, Golden Pond Elder Care Strategies
You are not alone! A multitude of services are available right here in our area. Learn more about what’s available and who to call.
Contact Information:Lindsey Vajpeyi703-204-4664
Memory CafeWednesday, May 2, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmLocation: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: The Memory Café will be offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Join us!
The café is an opportunity for you and your loved one to meet with others for support, companionship, and fun! The program will provide structured activities that you can participate in with your loved one to promote reminiscence, cognition, and engagement. Caregivers also have the option of participating in a caregiver support group. A light dinner will be served towards the end of the program to provide opportunity to share conversation and get to know others in a safe, supportive environment.Contact Information:Jessie Wilson703-204-4664
Volunteer OrientationThursday, May 10, 2018 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmLocation: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: Join us for an overview on different ways that you can get involved with IMCC and the process for getting started. There are many opportunities that can benefit you and our center!Contact Information:Maria Hoffman703-204-4664