Dementia Friendly University Health System

  We recently partnered with University Hospital System to host a Dementia Friendly Awareness Day. Hospital staff, patients, and families were welcomed to listen to presentations, visit booths, receive training, and participate in activities at the event. This is only the beginning for many more dementia friendly programs, policies, and practices at University Hospital. Please […]

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Sheriff Salazar attends Dementia Friendly Board Meeting

The Dementia Friendly Advisory Board met with Sheriff Javier Salazar and BCSO deputies to discuss dementia-friendly priorities.

  The Dementia Friendly San Antonio Initiative is guided by an advisory board comprised of community members, health professionals, and representatives across various organizations and agencies. The Dementia Friendly Advisory Board (DFAB) meets every month to work together to put the priorities identified at the Town Hall into practice across our community. Among several other priority areas, […]

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Dementia Friendly San Antonio Town Hall [NEW] Video

Please enjoy this video of our Dementia Friendly San Antonio Town Hall from October 4, 2018. Ms. Kathy Beer, a family caregiver, spoke of her desire for a compassionate and inclusive community in which she and her husband, Tommy, felt welcomed and supported. Ms. Mary Lou Rodriguez, a person living with dementia, talked about her […]

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[New Location!] Grace Notes Community Choir

Great news! The Grace Notes Community Choir will now meet weekly at a new location: The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 11093 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, TX 78250.

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Photos & Videos: Grace Notes Community Choir

  On December 6th, 2018 the Grace Notes Community Choir beautifully performed Christmas carols at the UT Health Geriatrics and Palliative Care clinic. The Choir is open to the community and is made up of people living with dementia and their family caregivers. Grace Notes Community Choir is hosted by Caring for the Caregiver and […]

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Dementia Friendly San Antonio Town Hall

  Last month the Caring for the Caregiver program hosted a town hall open to the public to kick-off the Dementia Friendly San Antonio initiative. Representatives of all sectors of the community were invited to commit to practices that are more inclusive of people living with dementia and their family caregivers. Over 250 people attended […]

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Community choir for caregivers and people living with dementia

  Please join us for this amazing opportunity! The Grace Notes Community Choir for people living with dementia and their family caregivers will begin on October 5th, 2018 at 11am. No experience necessary! Meetings will be held every Friday 11:00am – 12:00pm First Unitarian Universalist Church 7150 I-10, San Antonio, Texas, 78213

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Caring for the Caregiver in the news

Dr. White and Dr. Seshadri discuss the services provided by the Biggs Institute and Caring for the Caregiver.

  Caring for the Caregiver was featured last week in a Fox 29 special discussing the programs and services offered by The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio. The Biggs Institute, directed by Dr. Sudha Seshadri, is the first comprehensive care center in South Texas dedicated to dementia care. […]

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Event photos: April & May, 2018

The Caring for the Caregiver team would like to thank everyone who has attended our classes, workshops, memory cafes, presentations, and other outreach events. We would like to share some pictures of our past events in April and May of 2018. Photo credit to Marc Johnson for all of our photos. Please visit our event page […]

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CNN: ‘The 5th Dementia’ uses music as medicine

CNN Heroes|’The 5th Dementia’ uses music as medicine Laura Klairmong, CNN Carol Rosenstein was recently acknowledged as a “CNN Hero” for her tremendous efforts as a family caregiver. Her husband, Irwin, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and shortly after diagnosed with dementia. His conditioned progressively worsened and his cognitive decline placed growing burden on the […]

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