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Classes for Caregivers

 

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

 

Dementia 101

Monday, August 2, 2021
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Virtual

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.

This class is free for participants to attend. You will need to create a free GetSetUp account to register for the class.

Dementia Friendly Fairfax: 5 Ways to Take Care of Your Brain

Monday, August 2, 2021
2:00 pm3:00 pm
Virtual

Learn more about age-related changes in memory and learning, and practices to keep your brain sharp. You’ll come away with practical ideas to help take care of your brain!

This webinar series will be presented by Insight Memory Care Center. Sessions will be interactive and not recorded, so please plan to join us ready to learn!

About Dementia Friendly Fairfax
Dementia Friendly Fairfax envisions our community as a place where people living with dementia and their care partners will be able to engage in a variety of activities, be supported in the highest quality of life, and can live independently for as long as possible.

Dementia Friendly Fairfax initiative started in July 2019 through a partnership with Goodwin House and Insight Memory Care Center. The Fairfax Area Commission on Aging and Fairfax Area Agency on Aging support Dementia Friendly Fairfax.

Caregiving at a Glance Workshop Series

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
7:00 pm8:30 pm
Virtual

Join us virtually for this Caregiver Cohort series as we explore many common caregiving topics together! Each weekly session will include an educational portion, group discussion, and interactive activities as we digest and apply each chapter of Insight’s Caregiving at a Glance guide. Guest facilitators will also provide expert advice for each session topic. A one-hour consultation is included at the end of the series to apply course learning to your specific family situation.

Tuesday, August 3: Chapter One: Dementia 101
Tuesday, August 10: Chapter Two: Activities of Daily Living
Tuesday, August 17: Chapter Three: Communications & Behaviors
Tuesday, August 24: Chapter Four: Activities
Tuesday, August 31: Chapter Five: Safety
Consultation: One-hour consultation by appointment

This cohort session will be limited to 20 participants in order to ensure that everyone can actively participate. We know that as much as you can learn from the experts, you can also learn from each other along our shared caregiving journey!

Cost is $100 for the series. Attendees will receive a Caregiving at a Glance guidebook and class materials shipped to your home. Registration deadline is July 26th to ensure you receive course materials before the first workshop!

Dementia Friendly Fairfax: Dementia Friends Information Session

Friday, August 6, 2021
1:00 pm2:00 pm
Virtual

Take the first step to learning more about dementia! As a Dementia Friend you turn your new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community.

After participating in a Dementia Friends Information Session, participants can:
- Describe dementia and know the most common type of dementia
- State the five key messages about dementia
- Explain one approach to effectively communicate with a person with dementia
- Commit to an action as a Dementia Friend in your community

About Dementia Friendly Fairfax
Dementia Friendly Fairfax envisions our community as a place where people living with dementia and their care partners will be able to engage in a variety of activities, be supported in the highest quality of life, and can live independently for as long as possible.

Dementia Friendly Fairfax initiative started in July 2019 through a partnership with Goodwin House and Insight Memory Care Center. The Fairfax Area Commission on Aging and Fairfax Area Agency on Aging support Dementia Friendly Fairfax.

 

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