Listed below are a few of our upcoming events. Please take a look at our Event Calendar for a full listing!
Conversations with CaregiversWednesday, May 31, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 amLocation: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: Join us at Insight for Conversations with Caregivers! These sessions provide opportunity for learning and open discussion with local authors on topics of interest for caregivers of a loved one with dementia or a related memory impairment. Join us for a great morning of conversation!
Join us for a conversation with author Barbara Kincaid, to discuss Come Live with Me: A Memoir of Family, Alzheimer’s, and Hope.
In a deeply personal and heartfelt memoir, Barbara K Kincaid recounts stories from her experience as a caregiver for her mother as she battled Alzheimer’s. Offering hope, encouragement, and sympathy, Ms. Kincaid reflects on an all-too-familiar experience for many families throughout the country. With moments of heartbreak and moments of laughter, “Come Live With Me” is touching memoir not to be missed by anyone who has felt, either directly or indirectly, the devastating affects of Alzheimer’s disease.
Come Live with Me is based on Barbara’s fifteen years as a student of Alzheimer’s and family caregiving. She also has a personal connection to Insight; her mother attended the day center as a participant!
Registration is required as only 25 spots are available. Many thanks to our Book Sponsor: The Medical Team. All attendees will receive a copy of Come Live With Me!
Memory CafeWednesday, June 7, 2017 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 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.
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care SeminarSaturday, June 10, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pmLocation: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: Take the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners! All health care professionals and front line staff who work in the health care industry are encouraged to attend. This is the required seminar for those pursuing CDP certification, to qualify through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. To see if you qualify, please visit the NCCDP website at www.nccdp.org. You are also welcome to just come for the education!
The seminar will cover the following modules: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, Communication, Feelings, Depression, Repetitive Behavior, Paranoia, Hallucinations, Wandering, Hoarding, Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy and Sexuality, Personal Care, Pain,
Nutrition, Activities, Environment, Staff and Family Support, Diversity and Cultural Competence, Spiritual Care, and End of Life.
Cost is $200 per person. A cancellation fee of $75 will apply. Payment is available by check or credit card:
• Please make checks payable to Insight Memory Care Center. Mail the completed brochure and payment to: Insight Memory Care Center,
3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030.
• Pay online by credit card using the Register button below!
Space is Limited. Payment must be received by June 7th to ensure course enrollment. Lunch is on your own. There will be an hour for lunch in the schedule. No form of taping is allowed nor are laptops permitted in the seminar. A Student Handout Notebook will be provided.
New Family OrientationThursday, June 15, 2017 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:Joanne Nester703-204-4664
Volunteer OrientationTuesday, June 20, 2017 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!
If you would like to attend, please RSVP using the link below, or contact Maria Hoffman.Contact Information:Maria Hoffman703-204-4664