Alexandria, VA – Every January for the past several years, Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) has invited community leaders to share information about resources and programs designed to help those who are serving as caregivers, as well as for their loved ones who are living with memory impairment. This Caregiver Support event is always one of SSA’s most popular education programs. Caregivers are under more pressure than ever due to the pandemic and so we wanted to make it happen again.
This year we are excited to partner with Insight Memory Care, a local 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. They will lead a virtual workshop on Caregiving at a Glance – Tips, Hints, and “Aha Moments.”
This has been a difficult year for everyone dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic, but even more so for caregivers who rely on virtual resources to give them the support needed to care for their loved ones. Insight Memory Care has converted many of its education programs to a virtual platform and has updated their Caregiving at a Glance guidebook. This is a helpful tool for families and caregivers supporting individuals dealing with the struggles of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It is a practical resource and guide for those facing the life-changing challenge of caring for a loved one who is living with memory impairment. It includes communication tips, safety precautions, activities, routines, and ways to take care of yourself as a caregiver.
We hope that you will join us for this hour-long virtual workshop on Friday, January 22, beginning at 10 am. Lindsey Vajpeyi, Insight’s Director of Education and Outreach, will share information that will help caregivers gain confidence and ease the burden of their loved one’s dementia journey. It will also help if you are struggling with how best to support a loved one who is experiencing isolation and loneliness from self-quarantining due to the pandemic.
To register for this free workshop at 10 am on Friday, January 22, go to www.seniorservlcealex.org.