Lifelong Health

Our team actually conducted community listening sessions to determine the most significant need for caregivers– and educational support was by far the #1 need. By providing targeted educational programs, everyone participating can benefit from nationally recognized support programs that make a tremendous difference in managing memory diseases and disorders.

Our team provides specialized programs across numerous areas to support both patients and loved ones, including: 

We are proud to offer “Caring for You: Mind, Body and Soul,” an educational course at no cost for caregivers of individuals with memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease. This new program consists of 10 short and informative lessons.

Participants will benefit from:

  • Learning new skills and tools to increase self-care and confidence as a caregiver.
  • A fully online course with lessons accessible at anytime from anywhere without scheduling or leaving home.
  • Microlearning, allowing caregivers to learn information in brief bursts(five to 10 minutes) that they can apply quickly to their demanding lives.

Lessons include:

  • Caring for Your Mind: Guilt and Fear, Frustration, Loss and Grief
  • Caring for Your Body: Body Mechanics, Sleep
  • Caring for Your Soul: Spirituality, Being in the Moment Together, Just for You
  • Caring for Your Mind, Body and Soul: Identifying and Accepting Help

View the informative lessons on our YouTube Channel.

Download the toolkit here

This award-winning program, and the signature program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers, consists of 10 hours of education and support over 5 weekly seminars designed to address the needs of those engaged in elder care, including family members, professional staff, and volunteers.

This is a 4-hour program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers. The Dealing with Dementia workshop provides caregivers with tips and strategies for caring for their loved ones and themselves, based on an evidence-informed approach. Participants learn how to navigate the "Dealing with Dementia Guide," an extensive 360-page manual designed for caregivers. Caregivers also receive insights about dementia caregiving, including problem-solving, practices, tips and self-care.

Brain & Body fitness extends independence by improving brain health

Maintain and strengthen all parts of the brain and related bodily functions!

Sessions focus on the Six Pillars of Brain Health and include evidence-based brain health improvement techniques, social icebreakers, a professional exercise instructor, education on brain health, brain activities & reflections with tiny habits to practice.

Weekly topics include: Lifestyle & Environment, Sleep & Relaxation, Social Connections, Mental Fitness, Physical Activity and Food & Nutrition.

To register, call: 804-693-8888

Education is so important. It inspires people and gives them the tools and support they need to do their jobs well and with confidence. However, educational materials can be hard to deliver in an engaging manner, so we designed and developed quick microlearning videos that offer important information. These resources are especially beneficial to aging services and health care organizations serving older adults and their families.

Our microlearning lessons are short videos with targeted, practical information, under 10 minutes long, including all types of topics for broad educational opportunities. These engaging videos get to the point of what people need to know so retention is improved, and learners can easily and quickly put the information into practice.

Teepa's care techniques integrate facts about the brain with experiences and needs when doing, thinking, reasoning, or processing becomes different or difficult due to dementia. Positive Approach to Care teaches about the value of connection when primary communication abilities are limited. The Positive Approach to Care course can include:

  • Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA™)
  • Hand Under Hand® (HUH®)
  • Normal vs. Not Normal Aging

Other Martha W. Goodson Center specialty topics include aging, wellness, older adults, family caregiving, and person-centered memory care. To learn more about our in-person and online offerings and to discuss schedules and fees, please call 757-220-4751 or send an email to [email protected].

All our series are free and easily accessible.

To learn more about our microlearning work or to partner with us on a project please call 757-220-4751 or send an email to [email protected].

We provide educational materials that are specific to phases of memory-related conditions and each unique diagnosis when determined. Getting ahead of disease progression - at the earliest possible point helps inform patients and caregivers of the best care at the optimal time.

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