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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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Upcoming Classes

 

Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Thursday, October 6, 2022
11:00 am12:00 pm
Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper Street
Arlington, VA 22207
US

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.

Kay Yong, Outreach and Education Coordinator, will be presenting this program at Langston-Brown Senior Center.

How Will We Pay for Care: Financial Considerations

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
1:00 pm2:30 pm
Virtual
Monthly Care Partner Training

The financial costs of long-term care and long-term caregiving are enormous. Explore some of your options for this important aspect of caregiving.

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
Arvette M. Reid, Client Services Director, SEIA
Arvette is an integral part of Signature Estate and Investment Advisor’s Virginia office and works with Tom West in the practice’s Lifecare Affordability Plan® service. She previously spent 15 years as a marketing professional in the senior housing and healthcare industry. Arvette brings the financial and healthcare worlds together, making a powerful impact in serving families holistically.

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Dementia Friendly Fairfax: Dementia Friends Information Session

Thursday, October 20, 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.

Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Monday, October 24, 2022
10:00 am11:00 am
Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St SE
Vienna, VA 22180
US

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.

Kay Yong, Outreach and Education Coordinator, will be presenting this program at the Vienna Community Center.

 

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