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Essentials of Caregiving: Understanding your Benefits

April 5, 2021

Join us for this informative session hosted by the Caring for the Caregiver program.  This session will discuss resources for paying for long-term care. Attendees will have a better understanding of the following: Understand Medicaid eligibility numbers Strategies for excess resources Medicare tips   Click ok on the flyer below to register or call 210-450-8715



Fighting Stigma

April 5, 2021

Recently Ashlie Glassner, a student in the Nursing Science Ph.D. program, published a first author paper entitled “Fighting Stigma by Engaging Persons Living with Dementia in Research”.  Many of you have probably meet Ashlie through our program as a member of the Caring for the Caregiver team.  We are honored and delighted to share her […]




Update on new experimental Alzheimer’s drug

April 5, 2021

According to early clinical trial results, recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine, a new experimental intravenous drug donanemab could slow cognitive decline. Click HERE to read the full story.




COVID-19 Vaccine Resources & Tips

April 5, 2021

Many people are looking forward to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and returning to a more “normal” day-to-day routine.  However, so many people in the community are struggling to find a vaccine appointment and some are even hesitant to receive the vaccine due to concerns about the safety of the vaccine.  In this article, we have […]




What to expect after a diagnosis

March 4, 2021

Last month the Caring for the Caregiver program hosted a very special Essentials of Caregiving session that included a panel discussion made up of professionals, caregivers, and persons living with dementia.  During this session, we discussed tips on how to manage the emotional impact of receiving a diagnosis and what to expect after the diagnosis.  […]




Books about Dementia for Kids

March 4, 2021

Dementia can make a big impact on the entire family, including kids and teens. Younger family members will most likely have questions about what is going on with their loved one because dementia can be a hard concept to understand.   Dementia affects the person’s brain and they may forget, get confused, and may have trouble […]



Coming full circle

January 7, 2021

With everything going on around our community and in the world it is important we take time to enjoy the little things life has to offer.  For example, this light-hearted and updated version of a popular cereal commercial from the 1990s will bring a smile to your face. Click here to read the story, you […]



Seeking your feedback

January 6, 2021

The Alzheimer’s Disease Program (ADP) of the Texas Department of State Health Services is conducting a survey to learn more about current and former unpaid caregivers’ experiences. Your responses will contribute to helping other Texas caregivers as they tend to their loved ones and themselves.   Who should participate? To be eligible to participate in […]




SA Amigo’s Memory Cafe

January 6, 2021

The SA Amigos Memory Cafe is a monthly bilingual English/Spanish event hosted online where families impacted by dementia can enjoy creative activities and socialize with others. Click the link below to learn more: SA AMIGOS MEMORY CAFE (updated) Email questions: UTcaregivers@UTHealthSA.org Or call 210-450-8862




Impact of COVID-19 on Dementia Care

December 5, 2020

We invite you to complete a survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on dementia care from the perspectives of individuals living with dementia, family care partners/caregivers, health and social care professionals, and researchers who support families impacted by dementia. The survey is seeking your perspective related to COVID-19 and how it has affected the […]