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Insight Memory Care Center an invaluable resource

Insight Memory Care Center an invaluable resource

by SUSAN GRIMBLY
Managing Editor

Put on speed dial, caregivers: Still the only adult day health center in Northern Virginia with programs for people in the later stages of a Alzheimer’s, this place is also a good place to begin your journey.

Insight Memory Care Center (IMCC), formerly Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, is a nonprofit adult day health and resource center providing specialized care, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers, and the community.

Serving Northern Virginia since 1984, IMCC offers a spectrum of holistic care, with a vision of a community where those affected by memory impairments can achieve the highest quality of life.

IMCC’s adult day health center provides a safe, engaging, and therapeutic environment for individuals with memory impairment.

It is the only dementia-specific day center in the DC metro area and still the only adult day health center in Northern Virginia with programs for people in the later stages of an Alzheimer’s illness.

IMCC’s innovative education and support programs provide caregiver classes, community trainings, professional seminars, support groups, individual consultations and home visits.

For more information:

Insight Memory Care Center

imcc@insightmcc.org

2812 Old Lee Highway, Suite 210, Fairfax, VA 22031

Here is a sample of upcoming events

Caregiver’s Treat

Wednesday, November 5, 9-1:30pm
Location: Our Lady of Good Council Parish, Vienna, VA
Free, special half day of relaxation, socialization, and lunch for caregivers of older adults. Activities include massages, entertainment, lunch and a speaker. Daycare and activities for your care receiver will be available.

Caregivers Conference

Tuesday, November 11, 8-3:30pm
Location: First Baptist Church of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
Join other family caregivers for a daylong conference! Have a chance to talk with other caregivers, learn practical tips, visit exhibitors who offer supportive services and even earn CEUs!

This year’s keynote speaker will be Doctor Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, a board-certified clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology. He is the Founder and President of Brain Health Center, Inc. that integrates mind-body-spiritual wellness with clinical approaches for a holistic program to overall balance and brain health.

Learn more and register online:

New Family Orientation

Friday, November 14, 2014, 4-5pm
Location: Insight Memory Care Center
Are you thinking of having a loved one attend our day center? Or maybe you just started and want to learn more? Join us at the New Family Orientation to ask questions and learn what we are all about, and the programs and services available to you.
RSVP to Lisa Wright at 703-204-4664 or at lisa.wright@insightmcc.org.

IMCC Snapshot

Tuesday, November 18, 9-10am
Location: Insight Memory Care Center
Want to learn more about IMCC? Join us for an overview and tour! Events are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Coffee and pastries provided.

National Memory Screening Day & Virtual Dementia Tour!

Tuesday, November 18
Location: Insight Memory Care Center
IMCC will be providing free memory screenings at our center as a part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National initiative. We will also be offering the Virtual Dementia Tour for anyone interested in a firsthand experience of dementia.

These programs help family members remain confident and effective in their caregiving roles and increases awareness and understanding of the disease in the community.



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