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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 Nina Davis, Outreach and Support Coordinator by nina.davis@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

Fourth Wednesdays
1:00 pm to 2:00 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 offered in partnership with Aging Rainbows.

Location: Insight Memory Care Center - Fairfax, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
This is a new group, beginning January 25th!

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

 

 

MCI Support Group

Third Wednesdays
12:30 pm to 2:00 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
4th Thursdays
1:30 pm to 3:00 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.

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