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 4 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.
"Back to School" Session
Mondays in September!
Come and learn more as we go "back to school” together! 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: Art Class
Breakout Sessions: 19th and 20th century art critiques (Participants); Understanding a changing brain (Caregivers)
Group Activity: Exploring STEM
Breakout Sessions: Fun with physics (Participants); How to prepare for doctor's visits (Caregivers)
Group Activity: History Pop Quiz
Breakout Sessions: Major events in world history (Participants); Considering future care options (Caregivers)
Group Activity: Physical Education
Breakout Sessions: Global exercise traditions (Participants); Taking care of yourself (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 4 sessions is $200 per couple.