Education Programs

Professional Training

As a part of our mission, Insight offers a variety of training options to businesses, school groups, service organizations, and faith communities regarding current topics in Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving. With our expertise in dementia care, IMCC also provides consulting services and specialty seminars for long-term care facilities and other professional groups serving older adults.

Trainings can be fully customized; popular training topics are listed below:

Dementia 101
Learn how to define dementia, distinguish the different types, and gain an understanding of the typical path of disease progression.

Person-Centered Approach to Care
Learn ways to keep individuals active and engaged in personalized activities, such as Music & Memory or a Multi-Sensory Environment, and tips for making each day a little more personalized!

Tapping into the 5 Senses
Though memory and communication abilities are impaired as dementia progresses, the ability to connect through the senses remains strong. This interactive workshop helps caregivers to learn how to better engage individuals by tapping into the five senses.

Understanding and Caring for a Person with Dementia
This class will discuss the different types of dementia, common behaviors, reasons for troubling behaviors, and corresponding strategies to help you communicate effectively with the individual and their family members!

Enhancing Communication with a Person with Dementia
Communication, both expressive and receptive, often becomes difficult as you struggle to meet the needs of the individual with dementia. Learn some communication skills that can help ease the frustration and lead to successful interactions.

Are They Doing That on Purpose? Understanding Behaviors
For those with dementia, sometimes the only form of communication provided is through behavior, both positive and negative. Come and learn strategies for dealing with difficult behaviors.

Successful Transitions
Learn how to successfully transition an individual with dementia into a long-term care setting. Learn important communication tips and reassuring approaches to help ensure a stress-free adjustment.

 
Specialty Class Offerings

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
This is the required seminar for those pursuing a Certified Dementia Practitioner certification from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

Insight offers the eight hour Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar for $200 per person for groups of 10 to 20 people.

Christi Clark, Executive Director, is the trainer for this seminar.

 
Details

Dates & Times
Classes can be scheduled at your convenience!

Location
At your location OR Insight Memory Care Center’s Education and Support Center (directions)

Interested?
Please contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at 703-204-4664 or lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org.

 
About the Trainer
Lindsey Vajpeyi

Lindsey is the Director of Education and Outreach at Insight Memory Care Center. 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.

Education Programs

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