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Diagnosis Dementia: Now What?

Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Diagnosis Dementia: Now What?

Location: Sunrise of Alexandria, 3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
Description: It can be quite a shock - or a sense of relief! - once the diagnosis has been given. This discussion will help you start planning for the future, while also adjusting to a new life with someone who has dementia.

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

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