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

  • Virtual Dementia Tour for Professionals

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Virtual Dementia Tour for Professionals

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: The Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) is designed to help simulate the effects of dementia. A trained facilitator will guide participants outfitted with patented devices that alter their senses while they try to complete common everyday tasks and exercises. The Tour enables caregivers to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face, and use the experience to provide better person-centered care.

    This session is geared for professionals in the long term care field.

    This session is currently FULL. Please contact Niki, below, to be added to the waitlist or for updates on future sessions!
    This form stopped accepting submissions on January 22, 2020 8:00 am EST.
    Contact Information:
    Niki Tindall
    703-204-4664
  • Virtual Dementia Tour for Professionals

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Virtual Dementia Tour for Professionals

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: The Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) is designed to help simulate the effects of dementia. A trained facilitator will guide participants outfitted with patented devices that alter their senses while they try to complete common everyday tasks and exercises. The Tour enables caregivers to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face, and use the experience to provide better person-centered care.

    This session is geared for professionals in the long term care field. There are a limited number of spaces available, so register today!
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664
  • Dementia Friends Champion Training

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Dementia Friends Champion Training

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: This free workshop will provide information and training for community members to become dementia friendly, while encouraging you, as Dementia Friends Champions, to return to your communities to help foster adoption of dementia friendly practices. Attendees will take away 5 key messages about dementia and choose actions that will support their community's members.
    Contact Information:
    Paula Ropelewski
    804-925-2665
  • The Dementias: What's on the Treatment Horizon?

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The Dementias: What's on the Treatment Horizon?

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: We will discuss common dementias and general stages to help you anticipate future changes. Learn about the treatment of symptoms, current research, and clinical trials available.

    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.

    Presenter:
    Melanie Chadwick, MSN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
    Melanie Chadwick has over 15 years of emergency and critical care nursing experience. She currently works as a geriatric nurse practitioner for the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University, and serves as sub-investigator in clinical trials of potential new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, Melanie serves as a clinician specializing in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of patients with dementia and related disorders.
    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.”