Listed below are a few of our upcoming events. Please take a look at our Event Calendar for a full listing!
Memory ScreeningWednesday, October 24, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmLocation: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: 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. This is a part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening initiative. Monthly screenings are held at our center on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Feel free to drop in, or contact Lindsey for more information!
Caregiver BootcampSaturday, October 27, 2018 9:30 am - 3:30 pmLocation: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: 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 free of charge! Thanks to Arden Courts of Annandale and Fair Oaks, and Dementia Care Connections for sponsoring our breakfast and lunch.
9:30 am – 10:00 am | Registration & Breakfast
10:00 am – 11:30 am | Dementia Overview & Research
Dr. James Bicksel, INOVA Memory Center, Re:Cognition Health
Learn how to distinguish the different types of dementia and gain and understanding of the typical behaviors associated with the disease. Dr. Bicksel will also provide current updates on diagnosis and research.
11:45am – 12:45 pm | Financial Planning
Tom West, Signature Estate & Investment Advisors
The costs of long term care giving can be enormous, and are typically borne by families. Learn appropriate methods to evaluate your situation and decide among financial options how to pay for care and preserve quality of life for the whole family.
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | When Talking Isn't Working
Toni Reinhart, Dementia Friendly America - Herndon, Comfort Keepers
Communication often becomes difficult as you struggle to meet the changing needs of your loved one. Learn some communication skills that can help ease the frustration and lead to successful interactions.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Community Resources
Carrie Brill, Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
You are not alone! A multitude of services are available right here in our area. Learn more about what’s available and who to call for help.
Memory CafeWednesday, November 7, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmLocation: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: The Memory Café will be offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Join us!
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. A light dinner will be served towards the end of the program to provide opportunity to share conversation and get to know others in a safe, supportive environment.
Volunteer OrientationThursday, November 8, 2018 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmLocation: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: Join us for an overview on different ways that you can get involved with IMCC and the process for getting started. There are many opportunities that can benefit you and our center!Contact Information:Katelyn Sloan703-204-4664
32nd Annual Caregivers Conference: Finding Hope and Harmony in CaregivingMonday, November 12, 2018 8:00 am - 3:30 pmLocation: First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302Description: Please join the Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium for the 32nd Annual Caregivers Conference: Finding Hope and Harmony in Caregiving. If you've attended the conference in the past, you know what an educational and inspirational day you'll have. And if you've never been to the Northern Virginia Dementia Caregiver's Conference, please come join us - we know you'll be glad you came. The conference features an array of presentations for family caregivers and for professionals.
Registration fee is $35, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials, and a certificate of attendance. .50 CEUs are available through George Mason University.
Limited free in-home respite care for persons with Dementia, living in Northern Virginia only, will be provided by GraceFul Care. For more information about respite, call 703-904-3994 no later than October 19th.
8:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Visit Exhibitors
9:00 A Family's Journey with Alzheimer's: Glen Campbell: I'll be Me
Presenter: Kim Campbell
10:15 Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:30 Turning Caregiving into CareLiving
Presenter: Kim Campbell
11:30 Dementia Overview and Research Update
Presenter: Brigid Reynolds, RN, MSN, NP
12:30 Lunch and Visit Exhibitors
1:15 Music Therapy: Beyond the Headphones
Presenter: Abigail Amidon, MT-BC
2:00 Break, Snack, and Visit Exhibitors
2:15 Optimistic Aging: Strategies for Creatively Coping with the Challenges of Aging
Presenter: Colleen Turner, MSW, LCSW, CSA
3:00 Music Practicum
Presenter: Forgetful Friends Chorus
Kim Campbell was married to country/pop legend Glen Campbell for 34 years until his passing in August of 2017, following a long and very public battle with Alzheimer’s. The documentary, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, shared their family’s journey with the world and opened up a national conversation about the disease. Kim founded CareLiving.org to encourage caregivers to take care of themselves and recently launched The CareLiving Foundation to improve the quality of life of caregivers through education, advocacy and real-world change.
Brigid Reynolds, RN, MSN, NP, joined the Memory Disorders Program in 2001. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the Catholic University of America in 1996 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emory University in 1989. Brigid is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to joining the Memory Disorders Program, Brigid’s career focused on home care, primary care, and case management for elderly patients. Presently she is on the faculty at Georgetown University where she specializes in evaluating and treating patients with memory problems and is a Research Investigator conducting clinical trials of potential new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
AbiGail Amidon, MT-BC, has worked as the music therapist at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) since founding the music therapy program in 2012 at the continuing care retirement community. Abigail provides individual and group music therapy services at SVWC, as well as oversees the national music therapy internship program and the Music & Memory Program. In addition to her degree and Board Certification in music therapy, Abigail has obtained specialized training in neurologic music therapy and hospice and palliative care music therapy.
Colleen Turner, MSW, LCSW, CSA, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been serving older adults and their families for over fifteen years. Currently, Colleen serves the older adult community through a variety of public, private and faith-based positions. Colleen is a lifelong learner and optimist who strives to encourage individuals and their families to embrace the options, accommodations and positive possibilities inherent in the aging experience with resilience, creativity and confidence.
Forgetful Friends Chorus is based in Prince William County and operates under the direction of Susan Dommer. It is for adults with dementia, along with their care partner, spouse, or other family member. Forgetful Friends Chorus members will tell you that music is one of the most uplifting and wonderful experiences for people living with dementia.