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Upcoming Local Education Events for Caregivers!

Caregiver Bootcamp

October 14, 2017

A special day-long training event covering many essential caregiving topics! We know it can be hard as a busy caregiver to find all the information you need to best care for your loved one with dementia. Insight offers the Caregiver Bootcamp to help you learn more about essential caregiving topics, all in one place! Come and learn from experts in their fields, and gain knowledge on the basics you need to know as a caregiver.

Schedule includes:

8:30 am - 9:00 am | Registration & Breakfast 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Dementia 101 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Research updates 11:15am - 12:15 pm | Legal Needs 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm | Lunch 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Caregiver Panel Discussion

Learn more about the sessions and speakers online! A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge. Thanks to Great Falls Assisted Living and The Medical Team for sponsoring our breakfast and lunch.

When: Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (registration at 8:30 am) Where: Insight Memory Care Center (map)

RSVP: Register online, or contact Niki Tindall at 703-204-4664 or


Are They Doing That on Purpose?

October 18, 2017

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 our ongoing Classes for Caregivers series. All sessions are FREE, and held the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Respite care may be available by request; please call to make arrangements.

When: Wednesday, October 18, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Where: Insight Memory Care Center (map)

RSVP: Register online, or contact Christi Clark at 703-204-4664 or


From Home Care to Hospice

October 31, 2017

Join the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging for a lunch program designed to help caregivers answer questions about the differences between senior living options. Topics include home care, home health, adult day centers, independent, assisted, and dementia care living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, and hospice.

This is a free program through the Loudoun County AAA, and sponsored by A Family Tie. Insight will be providing information on adult day health centers!

When: Tuesday, October 31, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Where: Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging, 20145 Ashbrook Place, Suite 170, Ashburn VA 20147 (map)

RSVP: To register, please email or call 703-771-5407.


31st Annual Caregiver Conference

Creating Moments of Joy

November 10, 2017

Please join the Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium for the 31st Annual Caregivers Conference: Creating Moments of Joy! If you've attended the conference in the past, you know what an educational and inspirational day you'll have. And if you've never been to the Northern Virginia Dementia Caregiver's Conference, please come join us - we know you'll be glad you came. The conference features an array of presentations for family caregivers and for professionals.

This year's speakers include: Jolene Brackey, Founder, Enhanced Moments, who specializes in creating positive outcomes and moments of joy for the individuals with the disease, their loved ones, and professional caregivers. Melanie Chadwick, RN, MD, NP, who specializes in evaluating and treating patients with memory problems. Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE, a speaker, humorist, and author of Do it Well. Make it Fun. The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between. Ann Morrison, PhD, RN is a well-recognized expert on Alzheimer's disease, and Paula Kyle is a professional dance instructor in The Dance for Parkinson's Disease Program.

Limited free in-home respite care for persons with dementia, living in Northern Virginia only, will be provided by GraceFul Care. For more information about respite, call 703-904-3994 no later than October 20th.

When: Friday, November 10, 2017, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Where: Korean Central Presbyterian Church, 15451 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20121 (map)

RSVP: Learn more and register online at


Wellness Workshop: Discussing Grief

November 18, 2017

Save the Date!

Many think of grief as something that only happens after a loved one's death. However, as a caregiver, you may experience grief for your loved with a diagnosis of dementia while they are still living. You may grieve the loss of the person you knew or the life you shared together. It is important to recognize this grief and take steps to manage your stress as a caregiver.

Peter Schrock will be leading the discussion for this wellness workshop. Pete has been immersed in active crisis support for over 15 years. He trained grief experts responding to 9/11 and the shootings at Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech. He works directly with U.S. special forces Gold Star families; and created programs for grieving children at Comfort Zone Camp, gang violence workers and gang members in Chicago and Los Angeles, New York Life insurance agents processing death claims, and National Fallen Firefighters. Pete cuts through academic language with a direct, hands-on approach to grief and stressful life transitions.

When: Saturday, November 18 Where: Insight Memory Care Center (map)

Questions? Contact Eric Reynolds at 703-204-4664 or

Looking for an additional topic?

Take a look at the full schedule of education programs on our website!

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