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Support Groups

Our support groups give family caregivers the chance to connect, to compare similar journeys, to share practical advice, and to discuss frustrations, fears and hopes. All support groups are free and open to the public. Feel free to register or just show up! Call us at 703-204-4664 or email a support group facilitator if you have questions about which support group is a good fit for you.

 

Community Support Group

Second and Fourth Wednesday
10:00 am to 11:30 am

All are welcome to attend this group meeting bi-monthly for family and friends of those with Alzheimer's disease or other memory impairments. This group allows caregivers to share practical advice, discuss frustrations and fears, and connect with others on a similar journey.

For more information, contact Lindsey Vajpeyi by email, or at 703-204-4664.
This group meets in the Mazawey Education and Support Center at 3955 Pender Drive.
Respite offered at no charge during group meetings. Please call ahead to make arrangements.

 

Early Stage Caregiver Support Group

Second Tuesday
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This group is specifically designed for caregivers whose loved one has received a recent diagnosis of dementia or is in the early stages of the disease. Your loved one does not need to attend the adult day health center; respite care is offered at no charge during the meeting time if needed. Get to know other families who are in a similar situation, while also learning caregiving tips and sharing personal concerns and successes.

For more information, contact Lindsey Vajpeyi by email, or call 703-204-4664.
This group meets in Insight's Conference Room at 3953 Pender Drive.

 

Lewy Body Dementia Support Group

Second Friday
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Do you have a friend or family member with Lewy Body dementia? Join us for this group to learn more about this specific type of dementia, and share with others who also have loved ones with the disease.

For more information, contact Lindsey Vajpeyi by email, or at 703-204-4664.
This group meets in Insight's Conference Room at 3953 Pender Drive.
Respite offered at no charge during group meetings. Please call ahead to make arrangements.

 

FTD Support Group

First Tuesday
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This group is specifically designed for caregivers whose loved one has received a diagnosis of frontotemporal degeneration. Get to know other families who are in a similar situation, while also  learning practical caregiving tips and sharing personal concerns and successes.

For more information, contact Lindsey Vajpeyi by email, or at 703-204-4664.
This group meets in Insight's Conference Room at 3953 Pender Drive.
Respite offered at no charge during group meetings. Please call ahead to make arrangements.

 

Making Connections at Insight (MCI) Support Group

First Tuesday
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

This group is specifically designed for individuals living with MCI or early stage dementia to come together and make connections, discuss struggles and fears, and share successes. You do not need to attend our Reconnections program to attend; all are welcome to come and share with others on a similar journey.

For more information, contact Markita Brown by email, Rodney Thim by email, or call 703-204-4664.
This group meets in the Mazawey Education and Support Center at 3955 Pender Drive.

 

Grief Support Group

First Monday
10:00 am to 11:30 am

This group is specifically designed for those who have lost a family member to dementia. Insight is partnering with Capital Caring Health to offer this group, facilitated by Mike Ridge, MSW, MCSW, Grief Counselor at Capital Caring Health. Anyone looking for bereavement support is welcome to join.

For more information, contact Markita Brown by email, or at 703-204-4664.
This group meets in Insight's Conference Room at 3953 Pender Drive.

 

Support Programs

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