Caregivers seminar, "Psychological Aspects of Dementia," clinical neuropsychologist Catherine Ilic discusses the benefits of psychological testing in creating an effective treatment plan for friends or family members with dementia, 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Alzheimer's Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free; reservations required. Call Anna Ellis at 703-204-4664.

Caregivers meeting, for family members to discuss coping strategies, support, and information about cancer and its treatment, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, radiation oncology conference room, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Use blue parking garage. Registration required. For more information, call 703-776-2841.

Health and Wellness Fair, featuring exhibits, health screenings, presentations and fitness demonstrations. Lunch will be served at a minimal cost. This free event is open to all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Fairfax City Senior Center, 4401 Sideburn Rd. For more information, call 703-359-2487.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder support group, a free group for people who have the disorder, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcum Lane, Arlington. For more information, call 703-535-6575.

Northern Virginia Epilepsy group, a free group sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region for adults with seizure disorders and for caregivers. 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Falls Church High School, room 100, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. For more information, call 703-425-6660.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia group, a free group led by peers, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Mason District Government Center, large conference room, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. For more information, call 703-968-9818.

Prostate cancer group, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Inova Alexandria Hospital, cancer center waiting room, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

Lymphoma group, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Sunrise Assisted Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

The following groups are held at Life With Cancer Family Center, 2832 Juniper St., Merrifield. Registration required. 703-776-2841.

* CanSurvive, a general cancer group, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

* Lymphedema group, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

* Carcinoid cancer group, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.

* Colorectal cancer group, 6:30-8 p.m. June 23.

* Multiple Myeloma group, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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