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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

 

Meditation for Care Partners

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
11:00 am12:00 pm
Virtual
Meditation for Caregivers: Wellness Workshop Series

Join us on the first and third Wednesday of each month as we take time for ourselves - with gifts that can give all year long! Each session will include a discussion of a specialized topic with specific techniques, followed by a 30 minute meditation to see results.

Presenter

Elizabeth Pan, a former caregiver of a loved one with dementia, has many years of teaching meditation. She is excited to help caregivers use the tools they learn in this series throughout the year!

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Dementia Friendly Fairfax: Dementia Friends Information Session

Thursday, May 19, 2022
10:00 am11:00 am
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.

Meditation for Care Partners

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
11:00 am12:00 pm
Virtual
Meditation for Caregivers: Wellness Workshop Series

Join us on the first and third Wednesday of each month as we take time for ourselves - with gifts that can give all year long! Each session will include a discussion of a specialized topic with specific techniques, followed by a 30 minute meditation to see results.

Presenter

Elizabeth Pan, a former caregiver of a loved one with dementia, has many years of teaching meditation. She is excited to help caregivers use the tools they learn in this series throughout the year!

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Adjusting to Communication and Behavior Changes

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
1:00 pm2:30 pm
Virtual
Monthly Care Partner Training

Communication can become difficult as you struggle to meet and understand the needs of your loved one. Come and learn strategies for effective communication and understanding and responding to difficult behaviors.

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 monthly Care Partner Training series. All sessions are FREE, and held the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

Presenter
Sandy Steeves ADC, CDP, CADDCT
Sandy has been working with Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients since 2013 with a concentration in Life Enrichment Programs. She is currently the Memory Care Program Director at The Providence in Fairfax, Virginia. Her areas of expertise are Memory Care Education, Caregiver Support, Programming, and Communication skills for memory care.

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