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

  • Conversations with Caregivers

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Conversations with Caregivers

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: 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. Come for a great morning of conversation!

    Join us for a conversation with Margaret Barnes Carter, author of "Living with Alzheimer's: A Poetic Expression."

    Living with Alzheimer’s is a collection of poems that explore the experience of living with Alzheimer’s Disease. She states, “These poems were written so those who do not have Alzheimer’s can know what it feels like to us.” Margaret Barnes Carter has been a writer and teacher all of her life. She has a PhD in Learning Theory from Old Dominion University. She is married to Roscoe O. Carter and has three grown children and four grandchildren. in 2015, she was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s.

    Registration is required as only 25 spots are available. Many thanks to our Book Sponsor Eden Homes/Larmax Homes. All attendees will receive a copy of Living with Alzheimer's!
    Contact Information:
    Niki Tindall
    703-204-4664
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

    Saturday, December 2, 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.

    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 November 29th 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.
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664
  • Reconnection, Reminiscing, and Re-engaging

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Reconnection, Reminiscing, and Re-engaging

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: How can you reconnect with someone with dementia? Keeping their current abilities in mind, learn ways to keep your loved one active and engaged in personalized activities.

    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

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.”