Programs & Educational Opportunities

Join us for the Joy Filled Visits Memory Café at the Levine Senior Center the 2nd Friday of each month from 1:30 - 3:30pm. This monthly, activity based, social event is designed for those living with Alzheimer's or other form of Dementia, and their caregiver, and includes 2 hours of fun in a safe and loving environment.  To register please call Julie Bigham - 704-910-9279.  This is a free program for all participants!

Training for both family & professional caregivers - These sessions are approved to award CE Credit through NC DHHS for Assisted Living Staff

Joy Filled Caregiving in the Midst of Alzheimer's:

"Collecting, Connecting, and Customizing Care with Compassion"                                                 2 CE Credits

"The Family Dynamic: Staying Positive under Pressure"                                                                     1.5 CE Credits

"Knowing the Normal to Recognize the Change"                                                                                    3 CE Credits

"Approach Basics"                                                                                                                                           1.5 CE Credits

"Joy Filled Activities and Dementia" - for the professional                                                          3 CE Credits

"Creating Joy Filled Visits in the Midst of Alzheimer's"  - for families                                                


*These sessions are available for both professional and family caregivers, and are available in a Lunch & Learn seminar format for 1 CE Credit per session.

Fee - $50.00/credit hour, plus travel outside the Charlotte, NC area.



Family consulting - for families caring for a loved one living with Dementia, Joy Filled Visits is dedicated to helping you "maximize your family time in the midst of Alzheimer's", and will meet with the main caregiver or the entire family to talk about the following topics:

1. Overview of Alzheimer's, including facts and figures. symptoms, stages, and working through challenging times.

2. Tips for taming tense moments.

3. Communication tips & tools.

4. Building a personalized memories box and reminscing.

5. Setting up a plan of action to keep your loved one active and engaged, creating joy filled moments for your loved one, and wonderful memories for the family!

The Initial consult meeting is free to allow the sharing of information and resources. Should the family decide they would like to proceed with further consultation, fees are as follows:

Fee - $50.00/hour, plus travel outside the Charlotte, NC area.

In an effort to help build awareness about the need for a dementia friendly community, Julie is happy to speak to community groups, churches, HOA's, and support groups Free of charge.

For questions or to book a class or speaking engagement:

Julie Bigham

Call: 704-910-9279

Books and training classes offered through Joy Filled Visits are not meant to replace the valuable education and support offered by organizations like the Alzheimer's Association. provides a wealth of information about Alzheimer's Dementia, fundraising efforts, and the research currently being done as well as contacts for further support. As an advocate for your loved one, please be sure  he or she is being treated by and following the orders of his or her physician.

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