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Posted on: October 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Dementia Care Event for Caregivers and Professionals

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With interesting presentations offered by Steel City Improv and Rachael Wonderlin of Dementia by Day, the Area Agency on Aging will facilitate fun and educational workshops to discover approaches to care for individuals with dementia. This free event, for family caregivers and professionals, includes a certificate of attendance and provided lunch.


  • Check-In & Coffee  
  • "Agreeing to Remember" workshop presented by Steel City Improv 
    • Learning to go with the flow and accepting realities of others goes a long way in dementia care. This fun and educational workshop taught by Rachael Wonderlin and Justin Zell create a unique approach to caring for those who are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 
  • Lunch - Boxed lunches will be provided 
  • "Living in Someone Else’s Scene" workshop presented by Rachael Wonderlin 
    • Dementia by Day: Doing what’s true for someone living with dementia can be a real challenge for caregivers. Through the improv techniques we cover in the morning session, "Agreeing to Remember," we learn more about embracing their reality and how to use theater techniques to live in someone else’s scene. What happens when the scene is scary? What happens when the scene conflicts so deeply with your own reality? In this presentation, join us as the more challenging aspects of dementia communication are discussed, and what it means to deal with timeline confusion.

The program will take place Thursday, October 20, 2022, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. To register for this free program email the Area Agency on Aging or call 571-258-3490.

For more information about the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging, visit or call 703-737-8036.


The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging is a division of the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.

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