Dementia Care Seminar Lunch & Learn

Get ready for an eye-opening experience at our Dementia Care Seminar Lunch & Learn!

Join us on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024, at Keystone Place at Terra Bella, where learning meets delicious eats.

From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, we’re diving deep into the ins and outs of dementia care, covering everything from understanding the stages of dementia to mastering the art of effective communication. Learn how to create a warm and supportive environment and tackle dementia-related behaviors like a pro. Plus, discover essential tips for keeping your own well-being in check and avoiding burnout.

Join us at 2200 Livingston Rd. in Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639, for an afternoon of learning, laughter, and maybe a few “aha” moments.

Reserve your spot now by calling 813-388-2121 and get ready to revolutionize your approach to dementia care!

Semi-Annual Dementia Care Seminar

Join us for an empowering and informative event hosted in partnership with  the United Way of Hernando County!

On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, we invite you to Xavier Hall at St Frances Cabrini Church, located at 5030 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609, for our Semi-Annual Dementia Care Seminar.

This FREE seminar is specifically designed for families and caregivers navigating the complexities of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our lineup of dynamic guest speakers will provide invaluable insights, drawing from their firsthand experiences to equip you with essential tools and knowledge for every aspect of this journey.

What To Expect:
  • Gain insights into different types of dementia and how they shape individuals’ lives.
  • Master effective communication strategies tailored to dementia caregivers and care partners.
  • Cultivate a positive environment that truly supports those living with dementia.
  • Tackle challenges head-on and discover strategies to manage dementia-related behaviors.
  • Discover the importance of self-care for caregivers and how to prevent burnout.

Plus, on-site respite will be available at the event, ensuring you can fully engage and absorb the invaluable knowledge being shared.


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect, learn, and grow. For any queries, reach out to the United Way office at 352-688-2026 or drop us an email at

Caregivers Support Group (New Port Richey, FL)

Join us for the Dementia Spotlight Foundation’s Caregivers Support Group @ New Port Richey, FL

In partnership with The Fox Lodge.

This supportive gathering offers caregivers the opportunity to connect with others who understand the challenges and rewards of dementia caregiving. Gain valuable knowledge and practical tips to help you navigate the journey of caring for a loved one with dementia.

The Caregivers Support Group takes place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at The Fox Lodge, located at 7601 Little Rd Suite 103E, New Port Richey, FL 34654. It is a safe and welcoming environment where caregivers can share their experiences, and find emotional support from fellow caregivers.


For more information, please contact Gary Joseph LeBlanc at or call (352) 345-6270.

Advanced Dementia Care Webinar

Join us for an enlightening webinar on February 21, 2024 at 10:00 am!

Learn in-depth about the different types of dementia, effective communication, creating a supportive environment, effectively managing dementia-related behaviors, and maintaining personal well-being to prevent burnout. Our Speaker is Gary Joseph LeBlanc, CDCS, Author and DSF Education Director.

What To Expect:

-Understand the various stages of dementia and how they shape individuals’ lives.

-Master effective communication strategies tailored to dementia caregivers.

-Cultivate a positive environment that truly supports those living with dementia.

-Tackle challenges head-on and discover strategies to manage dementia-related behaviors.

-Discover the importance of self-care for caregivers and how to prevent burnout.


RSVP today and secure your spot!:

Free Live Webinar | Connection Cafes: What Are They And Why Are They Important?

About Event

Connection Cafes are based on the Memory Cafe mode frequently used to promote social support and connection for persons living with dementia. We will discuss why they are important, who should attend and where they can be held. The target audience for this webinar is care-partners, family members, advocates and anyone interested in the

Webinar: Wednesday,  January 31, 2024

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Click Here to register for the Zoom link.

Brought to you by the Georgia Gerontology Society

About Speaker

Alyss Amster got her experience when, in 2017, she joined Amy’s Place, the first free-standing Memory Cafe in Roswell. Later, the name of Memory Cafe was changed to Connection Cafe by Alyss to reduce the stigma associated with cognitive decline. In 2021, Alyss joined the Dementia Spotlight Foundation leadership team by assuming the role of Associate Executive Director.

She supports the Foundation by increasing awareness and serving as the director of the DSF Connection Cafe in Roswell. Connection Cafes (Memory Cafes) provide a safe and comfortable space where care partners and those living with dementia can socialize through appropriate activities. Alyss also serves as co-chair of the Speakers Bureau of Adult Children of Aging Parents (ACAP) of Cobb-Cherokee.

Care Partner’s Online Support Group

Are you caring for a loved one living with dementia? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed, isolated, or in need of a helping hand?

We understand that the journey of being a caregiver can be both rewarding and challenging. That’s why the Dementia Spotlight Care Partner’s Online Support Group is here to provide you with the support and connection you need.

In an effort to help people stay connected and reduce social isolation, we host a weekly virtual caregiver support group. Mark your calendars for the 1st Thursday of every month at 11 am EST, and make sure you have your coffee or tea ready – it’s time to come together and share your experiences, challenges, and triumphs.

Our support group is a safe and welcoming space where you can connect with others who understand what all it takes. To. Be a care partner for individuals living with dementia. You’ll have the opportunity to:

✨ Share your care partner journey with others who truly empathize.

✨ Gain valuable insights, tips, and resources from experienced care partners.

✨ Ask questions, seek guidance, and find emotional support from a caring community.

✨ Discover self-care strategies to help you thrive in your care partner role.

And the best part? You can join us from the comfort of your own home, eliminating the need for travel or scheduling conflicts. All you need is an internet connection and a device to connect with us.

For more information and to register for this uplifting and informative online event, please contact Alyss Amster at We look forward to connecting with you and helping you shine a light on your care partner journey.

Click here to register for our next group meeting.

Let’s come together, support one another, and make each day a little brighter. See you at our next Dementia Spotlight Care Partner’s Online Support Group!

Understanding Dementia Care @ The Fox Lodge

Join us for an enlightening and empowering event!

“Understanding Dementia Care,” is an event where we delve into the world of dementia, offering valuable insights and strategies for caregivers and families. This event promises to be a beacon of knowledge and support for those seeking to enhance their understanding of dementia care.

🗓️ Date: Wednesday, Jan. 31st, 2024

🕙 Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

📍 Location: The Fox Lodge – 7601 Little Rd Suite 103E, New Port Richey, FL 34654

Our speaker, Gary Joseph LeBlanc, CDCS, a renowned author and DSF Education Director, will be your guide on this educational journey. With years of experience and a deep passion for dementia care, Gary will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to provide exceptional care and support to those affected by dementia.

What To Expect:

Understanding the Dementia Landscape: Gain insights into the different types of dementia and explore how each type shapes the individuals’ lives.

Effective Communication Strategies: Master communication techniques tailored specifically for dementia caregivers. Learn how to connect with and support your loved ones effectively.

Creating a Supportive Environment: Discover the art of cultivating a positive and nurturing environment that genuinely supports individuals living with dementia.

Managing Dementia-Related Behaviors: Tackle challenges head-on and unlock proven strategies to manage and address dementia-related behaviors with confidence.

Self-Care and Preventing Burnout: Understand the vital importance of self-care for caregivers and learn practical tips to prevent burnout while providing the best possible care.

What’s more? There will be various dementia care resources and vendors available at the event, ready to provide you with valuable information and support!

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to enrich your knowledge, connect with fellow caregivers, and gain the confidence and skills needed to provide exceptional dementia care. Whether you are a family member, healthcare professional, or simply curious about this important topic, this event is designed to benefit everyone.

RSVP TODAY to secure your spot!

Seats are limited, so be sure to reserve yours now and embark on this meaningful journey of understanding dementia care. We look forward to welcoming you on January 31st at Fox Lodge!

Connection Cafe

Are you ready to kick off the New Year with a burst of laughter, friendly competition, and heartwarming moments?

Join us on January 5th for a special Connection Cafe event where we’re putting our own spin on the classic game show, Family Feud!

Our Connection Cafe is not just about the game; it’s about fostering connections, creating cherished memories, and sharing joy in a supportive and uplifting environment. Designed for those living with dementia and their devoted care partners, it’s the perfect opportunity to ring in the New Year with a vibrant community that understands your journey.

Here’s what you can expect:
  • A lively rendition of Family Feud brought to you by Empower Recreational Therapy that will have you laughing and bonding with fellow attendees.
  • A warm and welcoming space where you can strengthen existing connections and form new ones.
  • A chance to celebrate life, love, and laughter in a supportive atmosphere.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to start the year with a smile. Mark your calendar for January 5th, and join us at Roswell Senior Center for a Connection Cafe like no other. We can’t wait to see you there!

Claim Your Spot:

To help us prepare, please RSVP below by Thursday, January 4th, or to Alyss Amster at 678-332-1711 or

Understanding Dementia Care @ Gardens of Westbrooke

We are excited to invite you to The Gardens of Westbrooke for a seminar on Understanding Dementia Care on December 6th.

Our presenter will be, Gary Joseph LeBlanc, Dementia Communication Specialist, Author, and Education Director of the Dementia Spotlight Foundation; he will provide invaluable insights into dementia-related diseases, positive communication strategies, handling difficult dementia behaviors, and much more.

This seminar is a must-attend event for both family and professional caregivers. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the leading experts in dementia care.

RSVP with Jaylin Gant at 352-610-2219 or

Connection Cafe

We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming Connection Cafe event, where we’ll come together as a community to share a fun and groovin’ afternoon on Friday, October 6th!

🎶 Featuring a Special Performance 🎶

The Perimeter Sound barbershop quartet will be gracing us with their beautiful harmonies, promising an afternoon filled with soulful music and delightful connections.

Let’s gather, enjoy the music, and most importantly, connect with one another in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

To help us prepare, please RSVP by Thursday, October 5th, or to Alyss Amster at 678-332-1711 or

We look forward to seeing you there and creating cherished memories together. Your presence is what makes these events truly special, and we can’t wait to share this afternoon with you! 🎉