Early Stage Memory Care Program
Mind and Body Workshop
The Mind and Body Workshop provides innovative interventions for families who have an early diagnosis of MCI or another cognitive impairment. The workshop is a multi-session program series for both the care partner and the early stage individual to participate, promoting social engagement and peer support, while adjusting to life with a new diagnosis. The workshop series is offered several times throughout the year, utilizing seasonal topics and themes to promote cognitive enhancement, creative expression, movement, purpose, reflection, and overall well-being while living with memory loss.
June session in Leesburg!
June 2-16, 2023
This session will be offered weekly at the Ashleigh at Lansdowne from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. All participants will need to provide proof of vaccination before the first session. Each session will be limited to 8 couples, both to allow for social distancing, but the small group also fosters connection and allows everyone time to participate! Session activities include:
Group Activity: Brain Health as we Age
Breakout Sessions: Dementia 101 (Care Partners); Music & Memory (Participants)
Group Activity: About Us Collages
Breakout Sessions: Making the Most of a Doctor Visit (Care Partners); Move Your Body! (Participants)
Group Activity: Developing Connections
Breakout Sessions: Steps after Diagnosis (Care Partners); The Act of Journaling (Participants)
The workshop is offered in 3 weekly sessions. Each session includes:
Arrival and check-in, time for catching up and meeting new friends!
Both care partner and participant participate in activities together, based on program session topic.
Care partners join in a support group with an education component, and participants continue peer support activities based on the program session topic.
Meal and Socialization
Families come back together to socialize over a meal, to further promote social engagement and peer support.
Registration is required; there is a short application and assessment process for the program to ensure a good fit for both the caregiver and early stage participant. Please contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at 703-204-4664 x134, or email@example.com. You can also use the "I'm Interested" link below to have someone reach out to you!
Cost for the full series is $250 per couple.
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"The Mind & Body Workshop has been a tremendous boon to us. Those of us who have been attending for some time have 'bonded' and feel like a kind of 'family.' Both caregivers and our loved ones look forward to attending."