Support Programs

Support Groups

Our support groups give family caregivers the chance to connect, to compare similar journeys, to share practical advice, and to discuss frustrations, fears and hopes. All support groups are free and open to the public. Feel free to register or just show up! Call us at 703-204-4664 or email a support group leader if you have questions about which support group is a good fit for you.

Unless otherwise noted, all groups meet at Insight Memory Care Center, Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030. (directions)

 

Community Support Group

Second and Fourth Wednesday
10:00 am to 11:30 am

All are welcome to attend this group meeting bi-monthly for family and friends of those with Alzheimer's disease or other memory impairments. This group allows caregivers to share practical advice, discuss frustrations and fears, and connect with others on a similar journey.

For more information, contact Christi Clark by email, or at 703-204-4664.
Respite offered at no charge during group meetings. Please call ahead to make arrangements.

 

Early Stage Caregiver Support Group

Second Tuesday
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This group is specifically designed for caregivers whose loved one has received a recent diagnosis of dementia or is in the early stages of the disease. Your loved one does not need to attend the adult day health center; respite care is offered at no charge during the meeting time if needed. Get to know other families who are in a similar situation, while also learning caregiving tips and sharing personal concerns and successes.

For more information, contact Christi Clark by email, or call 703-204-4664.

 

Lewy Body Dementia Support Group

Second Friday
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Do you have a friend or family member with Lewy Body dementia? Join us for this group to learn more about this specific type of dementia, and share with others who also have loved ones with the disease.

For more information, contact Christi Clark by email, or at 703-204-4664.
Respite offered at no charge during group meetings. Please call ahead to make arrangements.

 

Support Group for Spouses

First Thursday
10:00 am to 12:00 noon

A group to support the unique challenges facing spouses, join others to share advice, discuss frustrations and fears, and connect with others on a similar journey. There will be an educational component for the first 30 minutes of the group and then time for discussion following.

Group meets at Great Falls Assisted Living, 1121 Reston Ave., Herndon, VA 20170.

For more information, contact Christi Clark by email, or call 703-204-4664.

Support Programs

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