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Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiver Training


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. Most classes are free, and open to the public.

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Programs Offered

 

 

Upcoming Classes

 

Caregiver Stress-Busting Dementia Program

Monday, November 1, 2021
5:30 pm7:00 pm
Virtual

The Stress-Busting Program (SBP) for Family Caregivers ™ is an evidence-based program that provides support to family caregivers of persons with dementia or a chronic illness. It is proven to:

  • Improve the quality of life of family caregivers who are providing care to an older loved one
  • Help caregivers manage their stress and cope better with their lives

In the Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers ™, caregivers will:

  • Learn about stress and its effects
  • Practice stress management techniques
  • Develop problem solving skills

Offered in partnership with George Mason University, this free, virtual, 9 week program teaches caregivers stress management techniques, along with relaxation and coping strategies.

Diagnosis Dementia: Now What?

Thursday, November 4, 2021
2:00 pm3:00 pm
Brandywine Living at Alexandria, 5550 Cardinal Place
Alexandria, VA 22304
US

It can be quite a shock - or a sense of relief! - once the diagnosis has been given. This discussion will help you start planning for the future, while also adjusting to a new life with someone who has dementia.

This class is hosted by Brandywine Living at Alexandria and presented by Insight Memory Care Center. To register, please call 703-910-3300 or email cmelendez@brandycare.com.

Dementia Friendly Fairfax: Dementia Friends Information Session

Friday, November 5, 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.

Caregiver Stress-Busting Dementia Program

Monday, November 8, 2021
5:30 pm7:00 pm
Virtual

The Stress-Busting Program (SBP) for Family Caregivers ™ is an evidence-based program that provides support to family caregivers of persons with dementia or a chronic illness. It is proven to:

  • Improve the quality of life of family caregivers who are providing care to an older loved one
  • Help caregivers manage their stress and cope better with their lives

In the Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers ™, caregivers will:

  • Learn about stress and its effects
  • Practice stress management techniques
  • Develop problem solving skills

Offered in partnership with George Mason University, this free, virtual, 9 week program teaches caregivers stress management techniques, along with relaxation and coping strategies.

 

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