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

  • Planning for Successful Transitions

    Monday, April 22, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Planning for Successful Transitions

    Location: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152
    Description: Although the goal for many people is to stay at home for as long as possible, there may come a day when this isn’t realistic or safe. Learn about ways you can plan for a successful transition for your loved one.

    This program is a part of the Caregiver Essentials Education Series at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. These programs are co-hosted by Insight Memory Care Center, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and The Springfield Parkinson's Disease and Care Partner Group. Classes will be held from 12:30 to 2:30pm, with a light, healthy lunch served beforehand at 12:00 noon. A free will donation will be accepted for lunch.

    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:
    Stacey Crosson, Minister of Care and Outreach
    703-451-5855
  • Dementia 101

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Dementia 101

    Location: Walter Reed 55+ Senior Center, 2909 16th St S, Arlington, VA 22204
    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, will be presenting this program at Walter Reed Senior Center. To register, please call 703-288-0955.

    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
  • Are They Doing That on Purpose

    Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Are They Doing That on Purpose

    Location: Sunrise of Alexandria, 3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
    Description: For those with memory impairments, sometimes the only form of communication provided is through behavior, both positive and negative. Come and learn strategies for communication and dealing with difficult behaviors.

    This program is a part of the Caregiver Essentials Education Series at Sunrise of Alexandria. These programs are co-hosted by Insight Memory Care Center and Sunrise of Alexandria. Classes will be held on fourth Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

    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:
    Leaticia Ehui
    703-212-9192
  • Normal Aging vs. Dementia

    Friday, April 26, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Normal Aging vs. Dementia

    Location: Virginia Hospital Center, Carlin Springs Campus, 601 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204
    Description: Join us for a discussion on changes that occur with age, warning signs of a memory problem, and what to do if someone you love is experiencing symptoms of dementia or memory impairment.

    Lindsey Vajpeyi, Director of Education and Outreach, will be presenting this program at Virginia Hospital Center. To register, please call 703-558-6859.

    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

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