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, May 31, 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. 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!
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

    Saturday, June 10, 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 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.
    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664
  • Financial Considerations for Caregiving

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Financial Considerations for Caregiving

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: The financial costs of long term care and long term caregiving are enormous. Explore some of your options for this important aspect of caregiving.

    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
  • Dementia Roadtrip

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

    Dementia Roadtrip

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: Join us for a “roadtrip” through the difficult and often taboo topics of dementia care, including taking away the keys, incontinence, wandering, and tips for travel.

    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.”