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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

 

Are They Doing That on Purpose?

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
1:00 pm3:00 pm
Virtual
Are They Doing That on Purpose?

For those with cognitive impairments, sometimes the only form of communication provided is through behavior, both positive and negative. Come and learn strategies for understanding and responding to difficult behaviors.

This program will now be held virtually. Log-in information will be sent to registrants prior to the class!

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.

Presenter
Lindsey Vajpeyi, ADC/MC, BF-CMT, CDP, CADDCT
Lindsey Vajpeyi is the Director of Education and Outreach at Insight Memory Care Center in Fairfax, VA. Lindsey has dedicated her career to working with older adults who live with dementia and their caregivers. Her certifications include Certified Dementia Practitioner®, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer®, Activity Director Certification with specialization in Memory Care, Master Trainer with the Best Friends™ Approach to Dementia Care, and she is a registered Dementia Friends Champion. 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.

Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
2:00 pm3:00 pm
Virtual
Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Join us to learn about changes that occur with age, warning signs of a memory problem, and what to do if someone you love is experiencing symptoms.

This class is hosted by Potomac Place Assisted Living & Memory Care. Log-in information will be sent to registrants prior to the class!

Presenter: Lindsey Vajpeyi, Director of Education & Outreach, Insight Memory Care Center

Wellness Workshop: Support and Mindfulness

Saturday, August 8, 2020
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Virtual
Wellness Workshop: Support and Mindfulness

This FREE Wellness Workshop is brought to you by We Care Management, the Windward Foundation, and Insight Memory Care Center. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of support and mindfulness. The same program will be offered on both August 8th and August 22. Please sign up for one date that you prefer!

Grief Support Workshop
1:00-2:15 pm
Life is full of changes; everyone experiences changes across the lifespan which can bring about a sense of loss. Sometimes we struggle to cope, and can benefit greatly from additional support to find a way to overcome challenges and live well. Leading a life of wellness can mean different things to each individual person. We hope this workshop will help you adjust to the changes and loss you have experienced. We Care Management will provide an opportunity, amongst a small group of caregivers, for you to share your experiences with others on a similar journey, and find ways of adapting to those changes.

Mindfulness Art Class
2:30-3:30 pm
This Virtual Mindfulness Art Class, facilitated by Jody Tompros, will expand your creativity, help you slow your breathing, and relax and replenish your inner-resources.

Mindfulness Art is a form of meditation using color on paper, allowing your imagination to spontaneously bring forth images. There is no judging of what comes, simply an embodied awareness that is put on paper and, ideally, let go of. As a result, Mindfulness Art has been a useful way to let go of stress to prevent burn-out. As you draw or paint, you become ever more present, allowing creativity to ignite and arise spontaneously from your deepest energy source.

To maintain a small group experience, this workshop will be limited to 20 participants. If capacity has been met, please check the alternate date, or email imcc@insightmcc.org to be added to the waitlist.

Strategies for Activities of Daily Living Success!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
1:00 pm3:00 pm
Virtual
Strategies for Activities of Daily Living Success!

Make each day more successful! Learn tips and tricks for providing hands-on care for eating, dressing, bathing, hygiene and toileting.

This class will be held virtually. Log-in information will be sent to registrants prior to the class. 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.

 

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