Education Programs

Classes for Caregivers

Classes for Caregivers

IMCC offers Classes for Caregivers on the third Wednesday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. These educational programs are specifically designed to assist family caregivers on a variety of topics, legal and financial considerations, community resources, and ways to build coping skills. All classes are free, and open to the public. Respite care may also be available upon request.

 

Upcoming Programs

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

    Monday, February 27, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: 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.

    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.

    Trainer: Christi Clark, Director of Education and Support Services, IMCC
    Christi Clark has over 15 years of experience in the field of long term care. Christi is a licensed Assisted Living Facility Administrator, where she has worked in both marketing and operations roles. As a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist, Certified Dementia Practioner, and Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, she has dedicated the last 8 years working specifically with those affected with various forms of memory impairment, their families, and the community.

    Cost
    Cost is $200 per person.
    Cancellation fee of $75 will apply.

    Space is Limited. Payment must be received by February 24th to ensure course enrollment.
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664
  • Research Updates and Clinical Trials

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Research Updates and Clinical Trials

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: With so many groups focusing on developing new medications, clinical trials, and performing research, it can be overwhelming. Learn more about the latest clinical updates.

    This program is a part of our ongoing Classes for Caregivers series. All sessions are FREE, and held the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Respite care may be available by request; please notify us when registering to confirm availability.
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664
  • Virtual Dementia Tour

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Virtual Dementia Tour

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: The Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) is designed to help simulate the effects of dementia, allowing caregivers to better understand the needs of their loved ones.

    This program is a part of our ongoing Classes for Caregivers series. All sessions are FREE, and held the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Respite care may be available by request; please notify us when registering to confirm availability.
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664
  • Caregiver Bootcamp

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Caregiver Bootcamp

    Location: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: 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.
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664

Education Programs

“The Caregivers Bootcamp was wonderful! What great information and presenters you put together. I’m so glad I decided to go as a participant and enjoy all of it.”