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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. Groups are currently meeting virtually, unless otherwise noted.

 

Community Support Group

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

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

For more information, contact Melissa Long by email, or at 703-204-4664.

 
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.

For more information, contact Melissa Long by email, or at 703-204-4664.

 
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.

For more information, contact Melissa Long by email, or at 703-204-4664.

 
FTD Caregiver Support Group

First Mondays
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.

For more information, contact Melissa Long by email, or at 703-204-4664.

 
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.

For more information, contact Melissa Long by email, or at 703-204-4664.

 
Caring for Your Parent Support Group

Third Mondays
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.

For more information, contact Melissa Long by email, or at 703-204-4664.

 
MCI Care Partner Support Group

Second Monday
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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

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.

For more information, contact Nina Davis by email or at 703-204-4664. This is a new group, beginning November 14th!

 
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

Insight Memory Care Center - Fairfax, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
*In addition, Fairfax Parkinson Friends offer a Dance for PD Class in partnership with 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
4th Thursdays
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

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.

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