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

  • 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
  • Normal Aging vs. Dementia

    Monday, April 29, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Normal Aging vs. Dementia

    Location: Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St SE, Vienna, VA 22180
    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.

    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?

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Are They Doing that on Purpose?

    Location: Floris UMC, 13600 Frying Pan Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
    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.

    Lindsey Vajpeyi, Director of Education and Outreach at Insight, will be presenting this program at Floris United Methodist Church.

    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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