About Us

Serving Northern Virginia 

and the D.C. metro area

Founded in 2017, Dementia Care Connections offers support services to family caregivers and healthcare professionals by providing education, consultations, in-home activity visits, training, and care resources needed to improve and maintain the quality of life for individuals living with dementia.

 

Our approach focuses on cognitive engagement, promoting social interactions, advocating for a loved one's care, and empowering families so they can make the best choices.

...and we're growing!

Coming Soon to the Kansas City

metro area May 2020

Meet Our Team

Nicole McMonigle Knight

Founder, Dementia Care Connections

Certified Dementia Practitioner

Memory Cafe Facilitator

Nicole has over 20 years of experience working in healthcare, including 12 years in the field of aging and 8 years directly in dementia care in memory care communities throughout the D.C. metro area. Prior to transitioning into memory care, she worked in hospice, pharmacy care, and completed a field study in physical therapy. 

 

Nicole is a Dementia Champion and serves on the community action teams for Dementia Friendly America Herndon and Dementia Friendly Alexandria. She is also a Fairfax Area Agency on Aging 50+ Community Ambassador, Alexandria Senior Ambassador, support group facilitator for the Alzheimer's Association, and memory cafe facilitator.

"As a former family caregiver, I understand the complexity involved in navigating care options and resources. It can be very overwhelming and oftentimes, support and guidance is needed each step of the way." 

Liz Anderson

Registered Dance Movement Therapist

Certified Dementia Practitioner

Liz has an extensive background working over 18 years facilitating creative therapy groups in a variety of settings nationwide including hospitals, inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient clinics, and private settings.

 

Liz is experienced in individualized and group counseling, yoga therapy, dance movement therapy, music and art therapy, recreation therapy, creative journaling, and spirituality groups.

She has a passion for working with older adults, veterans, and individuals living with memory impairment. 

Aislyn Epperson

Activities Professional 

Memory Cafe Facilitator

Aislyn has worked in a variety of healthcare

settings over the years working with older adults

as well as directly in a memory care community in Northern Virginia. Her experience includes

in-home activities and cognitive engagement,

client outings, and using art and music to connect with individuals living with memory 

impairment.

She regularly collaborates with aging life care managers and partnering home care agencies

as part of a full care team approach to better serve our client's needs.

Aislyn facilitates the Arlington Memory Cafe that meets on a monthly basis.

Mailing Address:

Dementia Care Connections

3601 Pickett Rd #2158

Fairfax, VA 22031

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