Programs & Services

Overview

In keeping with our mission, Insight Memory Care Center strives to provide a comprehensive spectrum of care, support and education to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments throughout the course of the disease process. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, our programs are open to anyone in the DC metro area, and our caregiving resources are used across the country.

Early Stage Programs

Our early stage programming provides care and support to individuals and families who have recently received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or who are in the early stages of memory impairment.

Mind and Body Workshop
The Mind and Body Workshop provides innovative interventions for families who have an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another memory impairment. The workshop is a 5 session program series for both the caregiver and the recently diagnosed individual to promote cognitive enhancement, creative expression, movement, community engagement, and overall well-being while living with memory loss.

Reconnections
Reconnections is a weekly gathering of individuals who have been recently diagnosed with a memory loss disorder. Together with professional staff, a small group of club members participate in individualized discussion groups, recreational therapies, learning experiences, and all have the opportunity for peer support and to socialize in a safe, non-judgmental setting.

Memory Cafe
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.

 

Adult Day Health Center

IMCC’s adult day health center provides a safe, engaging, and therapeutic environment for people with memory impairment in mid to late stages. It is the only dementia-specific day center in the DC metro area and still the only adult day health center in Northern Virginia with programs for people in the later stages of an Alzheimer's illness.

Friends Club
The Friends program is a therapeutic weekday program providing opportunities for people in the middle stages of memory impairment to connect with others and maintain or improve their physical, social, and cognitive skills in a safe and engaging environment.

Sunshine Club
The Sunshine program is a therapeutic weekday program for people in the later stages of an Alzheimer's illness that provides personal care and sensory, physical, and cognitive stimulation.

 

Education and Outreach

IMCC’s innovative education programs include caregiver classes, community and professional trainings, and resource publications. These programs help family members remain confident and effective in their caregiving roles and increase awareness and understanding of the disease in the community.

Classes for Family Caregivers
Free specialized classes are offered for caregivers to build their skills and confidence while learning more about Alzheimer's resources in the community. Respite care is provided during each class session.

Professional Training
With our expertise in dementia care, IMCC provides consulting services and specialty seminars for long-term care facilities and other professional groups serving older adults.

Caregiving at a Glance
A fingertip guide for caregivers, and IMCC’s own unique publication, “Caregiving at a Glance” provides strategies for managing behavior challenges and planning for future care.

 

Support

As families are also affected by the disease, IMCC offers support groups, consultations, and memory screenings to reduce caregiver stress and provide practical solutions to caregiving challenges.

Support Groups
Led by experts in dementia care, support groups offer people in like circumstances the chance to share practical advice, discuss frustrations and fears and connect with others who are on a similar journey in a secure group environment.

Consultations
Every situation is unique. IMCC can meet with families in person or by phone to discuss a family’s specific needs or challenges and make recommendations of area resources that may be appropriate.

SHARE Program
The SHARE Program is a series of 5 weekly sessions that provides families with a recent diagnosis of dementia an opportunity to discuss values and preferences for care, in order to build a strong network of support they can rely on now, and in the future.

Memory Screenings
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.

Caregiver Cruise
We can all use a vacation, but what about traveling when your loved one has dementia? It can certainly be difficult, and that’s why Insight Memory Care Center offers a Caregiver Cruise! The caregiver cruise provides families with a chance to vacation in a safe and supportive environment.

 

Programs & Services

"My wife enjoys coming, all personnel are friendly and well trained. Overall I think it has been a good experience for both of us over the past 3 years."