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.

Brain Health as You Age
Learn more about age-related changes in memory and learning, along with healthy practices to keep your brain sharp! Learn what to expect, what’s “normal,” and when it’s time to seek a doctor’s input.

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!

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!

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 communication and dealing with difficult behaviors.

Music & Memory
The Music & Memory program is a personalized music system that provides therapeutic benefits through an individualized playlist. Learn how to use these musical memories to help individuals reawaken!

Successful Transitions
Learn how to successfully transition an individual with Alzheimer’s disease 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.

 

Virtual Dementia Tour
The Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) is a hands-on experience designed to help simulate the effects of dementia, allowing caregivers to better understand the needs of their clients.

Insight can lead the Virtual Dementia Tour for groups up to 20 people. Please contact us for pricing based on the size of your group.

 
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 Trainers

Christi Clark

Christi Clark is currently the Executive Director for Insight Memory Care Center. Having previously served as our Director of Education and Support, and our Assistant Director, she brings a depth of understanding to the mission of Insight, along with exceptional service to participants and families, and a strong reputation within the community. She has many years of experience in the field of long term care. Christi is a licensed Assisted Living Facility Administrator, where she has worked in both marketing and operations roles. As a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, as well as a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist, she has dedicated the last fifteen years working specifically with those affected with various forms of memory impairment, their caregivers, families and the community.

Lindsey Vajpeyi
Lindsey is currently the Director of Education and Outreach at Insight Memory Care Center. With many years of experience in the field of long term care, Lindsey has become increasingly 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. Prior to joining Insight Memory Care Center, Lindsey served as Programs & Services Manager at the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, presenting educational programs to the community, visiting support groups, establishing Memory Cafes, and meeting with community partners to provide support, resources, and education to those in need. She currently holds an Activity Director Certification, EssentiALZ Dementia Advanced Care certification, and a Master Trainer certification with the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care.

Education Programs

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