Education Programs

Classes for Caregivers

Overview

Whether you're brand new to caregiving, or you just want to brush up on a specific topic, Insight is here to help! We offer a variety of caregiving classes throughout the year, specifically geared towards family caregivers providing care for a loved one at home. All classes are free, and open to the public. Respite care may also be available upon request.

 

Upcoming Programs

  • Where to Turn for Help

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Where to Turn for Help

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: You are not alone. A multitude of services are available right here in Fairfax County! Learn about what’s available and how to access services and resources for your family.

    This program is a part of our ongoing Classes for Caregivers series. All sessions are FREE, and held the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Respite care may be available by request; please notify us when registering to confirm availability.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664
  • Research Discussion and Q&A

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: With so many groups focusing on developing new medications, clinical trials, and performing research, it can be overwhelming. There’s so much information available online that it’s hard to know where to even begin when you want to learn more!

    Join us for a discussion with Brigid Reynolds, a Research Investigator with the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University, to learn more about current research and the latest clinical updates. We welcome those living with MCI or early stage dementia and their care partners to bring your questions!

    Presenter:
    Brigid Reynolds, RN, MSN, NP
    Brigid Reynolds is a Clinical Coordinator with the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University. She specializes in evaluating and treating patients with memory problems and is a Research Investigator conducting clinical trials of potential new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664
  • Dementia 101

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Dementia 101

    Location: The Overture at Fair Ridge, 3955 Fair Ridge Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033
    Description: Learn the basics of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. While not everyone travels the same path, come and learn about the general stages to help you anticipate future changes.

    Lindsey Vajpeyi, Director of Education and Outreach at Insight, will be presenting this program at The Overture at Fair Ridge.

    Presenter:
    Lindsey Vajpyei, Director of Education and Outreach
    Lindsey has dedicated her career to working with older adults who live with dementia and their caregivers. She enjoyed her time as an activity director in long-term care for nearly a decade, and she also served as Programs & Services Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association. She currently holds an Activity Director Certification with specialization in Memory Care, essentiALZ Dementia Advanced Care certification, and a Master Trainer certification with the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care. Lindsey is passionate about quality dementia care from professionals, support and education for care partners, and assisting those with dementia to retain a sense of self and purpose throughout every stage of the disease.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664
  • Taking Care of Yourself: Tips to Survive Caregiving

    Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Taking Care of Yourself: Tips to Survive Caregiving

    Location: North County Government Center, 1801 Cameron Glen Dr, Reston, VA 20190
    Description: A caregiver’s needs are always at the bottom of the list. Learn more about the impact of caregiving, while also developing strategies for self-care, ways to deal with stress and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and take care of yourself!

    Lindsey Vajpeyi, Director of Education and Outreach at Insight, will be presenting this program at the North County Government Center.

    Presenter:
    Lindsey Vajpyei, Director of Education and Outreach
    Lindsey has dedicated her career to working with older adults who live with dementia and their caregivers. She enjoyed her time as an activity director in long-term care for nearly a decade, and she also served as Programs & Services Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association. She currently holds an Activity Director Certification with specialization in Memory Care, essentiALZ Dementia Advanced Care certification, and a Master Trainer certification with the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care. Lindsey is passionate about quality dementia care from professionals, support and education for care partners, and assisting those with dementia to retain a sense of self and purpose throughout every stage of the disease.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664

Education Programs

“The Caregivers Bootcamp was wonderful! What great information and presenters you put together. I’m so glad I decided to go as a participant and enjoy all of it.”