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Accelerate Action to Promote Health Aging and Reduce Risk Factors for Dementia

January 12, 2022

HHS Adds Sixth Goal: Accelerate Action to Promote Healthy Aging and Reduce Risk Factors for ADRD The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) calls for coordination across federal agencies to improve Alzheimer’s disease-related outcomes.  NAPA mandated the development of an Advisory Council and The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, an integrated national strategy to overcome […]



Meet Our New Team Members

January 12, 2022

Meet Becky – Administrative Assistant Hello, my name is Becky Garcia and I have been employed with UT Health San Antonio in a variety of positions since 2006.  I recently joined the Caring for the Caregiver team in December 2021. My role with the program is the administrative assistant, I handle supplies, set up virtual […]




Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

January 12, 2022

Your dementia care and research center of excellence. We are now 1of 33 centers in the nation and the only one in Texas recognized as a National Institute on Aging designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. As your designated center of excellence for dementia care and research, we are elevating our technology and knowledge to better serve our […]




Seeking Volunteers – Consider Joining One of Our Advisory Councils

January 12, 2022

Seeking Caregivers to Serve on Volunteer Councils Caring for the Caregiver Programs would not be possible without the input of caregivers like you. Since our beginning in 2017, Caring for the Caregiver services and research have been guided by caregiver voices. We continue to do this through multiple volunteer councils, such as Dementia Friendly San […]




Caregiver Tips for the Holidays

December 8, 2021

The holidays are full of special memories for a person with dementia and their family.  Creating moments that are both familiar and reassuring for a person with dementia can help everyone feel a sense of belonging. While participating in holiday celebrations can be comforting they may also cause anxiety and confusion for the person living […]




Legacy of Love

December 8, 2021

The Caring for the Caregiver program established in 2016 by a team from the School of Nursing led by founding director Carole White, PhD, RN, FAAN, began by offering in-person activities to help support caregivers and persons living with dementia. Since 2017, over 1,700 community members have attended at least one event with most attending […]




Preparing for the Holidays

December 8, 2021

Join us this month for the Essentials of Caregiving  The Essentials of Caregiving are classes focused on providing support to family caregivers.  Classes are hosted virtually every second Thursday of the month from 2-3:30 pm. This session will specifically focus on the topic of Planning for the Holidays.  This is a free virtual session designed […]




Training family caregivers to provide complex care – In case you missed it

December 8, 2021

Recently an article about the Caring for the Caregiver Learning Skills Together Workshop was published in the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice. The Learning Skills Together Workshop is an interprofessional skills workshop to teach family caregivers of people living with dementia to provide complex care. This article was made possible because of the generous […]




Essentials of Caregiving Sessions – November

November 8, 2021

Join us this month for the Essentials of Caregiving Classes The Essentials of Caregiving are classes focused on providing support to family caregivers.  Classes are hosted virtually at this time every second Thursday of the month from 2-3:30 pm.  Topics covered include: Planning for future care, What to expect after a diagnosis, Grief, and more.  […]




Policy Advancements in Family Caregiving

November 8, 2021

2021 Policy Advancements in Family Caregiving In celebration of National Family Caregiver Month, we would like to highlight some of the policy advancements that are underway to better support caregiving families. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for family caregivers, it also brought national attention to the challenges caregivers experience day-to-day. Despite enormous […]