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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Programs


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.

Questions? For more information, please contact us at support@insightmcc.org or at 703-204-4664 x137.

 

Dementia Support Group

1st and 3rd Thursday
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

All are welcome to attend this support group for family and friends of those with dementia and other memory impairments. This group allows care partners to problem-solve, discuss issues, and connect with each other regarding dementia in every-day life. This group will also include practical resources and guest speakers throughout the year.

Location: Virtual

 
Early Stage Care Partner Support Group

Second Tuesday
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This group is specifically designed for care partners whose loved one has received a recent diagnosis of dementia or is in the early stages of the disease. Get to know other families who are in a similar situation, while also learning caregiving tips and sharing personal concerns and successes.

Location: Virtual

 
Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Fourth Tuesdays
2:00 pm to 3:30 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.

Location: Virtual

 
FTD Caregiver Support Group

First Tuesdays
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

This group is specifically designed for care partners whose loved one has received a diagnosis of frontotemporal degeneration. Get to know other families who are in a similar situation, while also learning practical caregiving tips and sharing personal concerns and successes.

Location: Virtual

 
Bereavement Support Group

First Tuesdays
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This group is specifically designed for those who have lost a family member to dementia. Insight is partnering with Capital Caring Health to offer this group. Anyone looking for bereavement support is welcome to join.

Location: Virtual

 
Caring for Your Parent Support Group

Third Tuesdays
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

This group is specifically designed for those who are caring for a parent. Get to know others in this unique situation while sharing practical caregiving tips, personal concerns, and celebrating successes with others in the same boat.

Location: Virtual

 

LGBTQ+ Care Partner Support Group

Third Wednesdays
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This group is specifically designed for the unique needs, challenges and experiences of LGBTQ+ care partners for individuals living with dementia. Get to know others in a safe space, and have the opportunity to share personal concerns and successes. This group is led by Rev. Dawn Jefferson.

Location: Virtual

 
MCI Care Partner Support Group

Second Tuesday
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

This group is specifically designed for care partners whose loved one has received a recent diagnosis of dementia or is in the early stages of the disease. Get to know other families who are in a similar situation, while also learning caregiving tips and sharing personal concerns and successes.

Location: Virtual (Beginning February 2024)

 

 

MCI Support Group

Third Wednesdays
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

This group is specifically designed for individuals who have received a recent diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or who are in the early stages of memory loss. Get to know others who are in a similar situation, learn more about your diagnosis, and have the opportunity to share personal concerns and successes.

Location: Insight Memory Care Center - Fairfax, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030

 

 

Parkinson Friends

Join us to meet other people with Parkinson’s and their families as we learn from local experts and encourage each other, and leave with a feeling of hope and purpose that you can get the most out of life, maintain your independence, and continue to enjoy all that life has to offer.

Fairfax Parkinson Friends
1st Wednesdays
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Insight Memory Care Center - Fairfax, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
*In addition, Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center (IPMDC) offers a Dance for PD class in partnership with Lucy Bowen McCauley and the Center for Ballet Arts next door! Join them on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon before this meeting! Learn more about Dance for PD.

Sterling Parkinson Friends
1st Thursdays
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Location: Insight Memory Care Center - Sterling, 45945 Center Oak Plaza, Suite 190, Sterling, VA 20166

For more information, please contact Sonia Gow at sonia.gow@inova.org or 703-375-9987.

 

Community Partner Groups

As we aim to support more care partners along their dementia journey, Insight partners with several community groups to offer additional in-person support groups. All are free and open to the public.
 

Let's Talk with Insight Memory Care Center
1st Tuesdays
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: Chantilly Heights Memory Care (Formerly Arbor Terrace of Fairfax) 3925 Downs Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151

The caregiving journey is emotional, long and winding. Our goal is to provide emotional and social support as well tips and strategies to help caregivers on this journey. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Contact: Mariam Nabizad at mnabizad@chantillyheights.com


Spousal Caregiver Support Group
2nd and 4th Mondays
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: The Kensington Reston, 11501 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191

This group will offer a safe, welcoming and private setting for spouses to share their caregiving experiences, connect with other spouses going through the same journey and receive insight from an expert. Our Spousal Support Group is open to all spouses who are caring for their partner, whether that partner is living at home or in a community.

Contact: Heather Rich at hrich@kensingtonsl.com

 

Caregiver Support Group - Great Falls Assisted Living

2nd Thursdays
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Great Falls Assisted Living, 1121 Reston Ave, Herndon, VA 20170

This group will offer a safe, welcoming and private setting for caregivers to share their caregiving experiences, connect with others going through the same journey and receive insight from an expert. There will also be group discussions and educational presentations about relevant caregiving topics.

Contact: Missy Perkins at mperkins@greatfallsassistedliving.com

 

Dementia Support Group - Lorton Library

1st Mondays
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Hwy, Lorton, VA 22079

All are welcome to attend this support group for family and friends of those with dementia and other memory impairments. This group allows care partners to problem-solve, discuss issues, and connect with each other regarding dementia in every-day life. This group will also include practical resources and guest speakers throughout the year.

Contact: support@insightmcc.org

 

Dulles Caregiver Support Group

4th Wednesdays
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Arcola Church, 24757 Arcola Mills Drive, Sterling, VA 20166

All are welcome to attend this support group for family and friends of those with dementia and other memory impairments. This group allows care partners to problem-solve, discuss issues, and connect with each other regarding dementia in every-day life. This group will also include practical resources and guest speakers throughout the year. This event is free of charge, but please make sure to register with Molly Riedel.

Contact: Molly Riedel at MollyR@ArcolaChurch.org

Tall Oaks Caregiver Support Group

2nd Tuesdays (beginning March 12, 2024)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Tall Oaks Assisted Living, 12052 N Shore Dr, Reston, VA 20190

All are welcome to attend this support group for family and friends of those with dementia and other memory impairments. This group allows care partners to problem-solve, discuss issues, and connect with each other regarding dementia in every-day life. This group will also include practical resources and guest speakers throughout the year. 

Contact: Michelle Morgan at mmorgan@talloaksal.com

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