Mind & Body Workshop
The Mind and Body Workshop provides innovative interventions for families who have an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another memory impairment. The workshop is a 5 session program series for both the caregiver and the recently diagnosed individual to participate, promoting social engagement and peer support, while adjusting to life with a new diagnosis. The workshop series is ongoing, utilizing different topics throughout the year to promote cognitive enhancement, creative expression, movement, community engagement, and overall well-being while living with memory loss.
The workshop is offered Mondays from 4:15 pm to 6:30 pm. Each session includes:
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Both caregiver and participant participate in activities together, based on program session focus and topic.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Caregivers join in a support group with an education component, and participants continue peer support activities based on the program session topic.
Dinner and Socialization
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Families come back together to socialize over a pizza dinner, to further promote social engagement and peer support.
Demystifying Dementia Session
Mondays in August!
Come and learn more to demystify dementia! The workshop utilizes different topics to promote cognitive enhancement, creative expression, movement, community engagement, and overall well-being while living with memory loss. Each session is detailed below:
Group Activity: Brain health as we age
Breakout Sessions: Hands on brain health (Participants); Understanding and Caring for a Person with Dementia (Caregivers)
Group Activity: Music & Memory
Breakout Sessions: Music assessments (Participants); Legal and Financial Concerns (Caregivers)
Participants will all receive their own iPod for use with the program at home!
Group Activity: Yoga
Breakout Sessions: Healthy living goals (Participants); Taking care of yourself (Caregivers)
Group Activity: The Art of Journaling
Breakout Sessions: Dementia in my own words (Participants); Recommended Readings/Community Resources (Caregivers)
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, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost for each workshop series of 5 sessions is $200 per couple.