Early Stage Programs

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.

 

Program Details

The workshop is offered Mondays from 4:15 pm to 6:30 pm. Each session includes:

Group Activities
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Both caregiver and participant participate in activities together, based on program session focus and topic.

Breakout Sessions
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.

 

Spring 2020 Session

Mondays in March!

Join us for a new session of the Mind and Body Workshop, from March 10th to March 31st! The workshop is a multi-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 utilizes different topics to promote cognitive enhancement, creative expression, movement, community engagement, and overall well-being while living with memory loss.


Find your Balance

The Spring 2020 session will focus on “finding your balance.” Insight is currently partnering with Marymount University on a balance exercise program designed for older adults and modified for individuals with dementia. During each workshop session, Julie D. Reis, PhD, PT, will help us practice this balance program together and give caregivers tips on implementing the program at home with their loved one.

Peer support activities and caregiver support discussions during the four weeks will focus on finding balance in everyday life, including healthy living, positive relationships, and thinking creatively.

Join us as we “find our balance” together!

Interested?

Registration
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 lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org.

Cost
Cost for each workshop series of 4 sessions is $200 per couple.

Early Stage

"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."