Dementia Friendly Fairfax: Tips for Families when Caregiving at Home
This presentation will discuss the challenges faced by caregivers who may or may not be physically present with their loved one living with dementia during this difficult time. For those who are restricted from visiting their loved one, how can connections be maintained? How can the situation be communicated? How can disrupted routines be reconfigured? What are some activities to support engagement and help avoid feelings of isolation? The presentation will share ideas and strategies for working through this difficult situation.
This webinar is a part of a series from Dementia Friendly Fairfax to support our caregivers, neighbors, and community. Sessions include:
May 29: Become a Dementia Friend
June 5: Tips for Families when Caregiving at Home
June 12: Concerned About Your Forgetful Neighbor?
June 19: Recognizing Caregiver Burnout
You can register for any sessions of interest, and log-in instructions will be emailed to you!
About Dementia Friendly Fairfax
Dementia Friendly America is an initiative to bring awareness of and support for those who are living with dementia and their caregivers. Dementia Friendly Fairfax envisions our community as a place where people living with dementia and their care partners will be able to engage in a variety of activities, be supported in the highest quality of life, and can live independently for as long as possible.
Dementia Friendly Fairfax initiative started in July 2019 through a partnership with Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads and Insight Memory Care Center. The Fairfax Area Commission on Aging and Fairfax Area Agency on Aging support Dementia Friendly Fairfax. The Commission on Aging has included Dementia Friendly Fairfax initiative in the new SHAPE Plan (formerly 50+ plan).
The long-term goal is to have the action team(s) to include members from each magisterial district within Fairfax County (Dranesville, Hunter Mill, Sully, Providence, Mason, Braddock, Springfield, Lee and Mount Vernon) as well as the City of Fairfax and City of Falls Church.