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It’s ok to Laugh and a Bottle of Wine

October 9, 2020

It All Began with a Bottle of Wine By Kiki and Michael Foster as transcribed by Katie Sutcliffe Becker You might be surprised to learn that in the United States, there are more than 5 million people living with age-related dementias (more than 47.5 million worldwide).  This number is likely to rise with our aging […]




Why is research in dementia care important

October 9, 2020

Understanding why the need for research into the care, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dementias and other age-related conditions is more important now than ever. What is research? To conduct research means to gather information and examine it in a systematic way. It helps organizations like ours to avoid biases and incorrect assumptions about topics […]



Essentials of Caregiving – Planning for the Future

September 2, 2020

We designed this session is for caregivers and family members to discuss the importance of making a plan for the future, as well as some of the decisions you will need to make related to care, including advance care planning. As a participant, you can share and reflect with others on their experiences while also […]



SA Amigos Memory Cafe: Virtual Clowns!

September 1, 2020

This month we are getting silly with clowns! The Virtual Clowning Program from the University of South California will be clowning around at the SA Amigos Memory Cafe. About this Event All are welcome at the SA Amigos Memory Cafe! Join us for this free, bilingual, dementia-friendly event. This month is hosted by the Medical […]



Respite Relief for Military & Veteran Caregivers

September 1, 2020

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation has officially joined forces with CareLinx and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to launch Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers, a new program that will offer caregivers access to no-cost, short-term relief during the COVID-19 crisis. CareLinx is powering the emergency fund with a generous contribution of $1 million […]


Virtual Grace Notes Community Choir

September 1, 2020

Register and see details. On Fridays from 10:30-11:45am, Amy Standridge hosts Grace Notes Community Choir rehearsals online via Zoom.  The choir is designed for people living with dementia and their families.  No experience is necessary, just join and have fun! “Tech support” is available to help anyone who needs assistance downloading the Zoom app or […]


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Listening to the voices of stakeholders to identify research priorities for dementia care

September 1, 2020

Family care partners, people living with dementia, and all others with an interest in dementia care and research are invited to attend this free virtual event. Register and see details. During this meeting, we will: •Hear from experts in person and family-centered dementia care and research •Learn ways that we can support people to live […]




Grace Notes Community Choir on Kens 5

November 18, 2019

Check out the Grace Notes Community Choir on Kens 5 here. The Grace Notes Community Choir for people living with dementia and their families meets weekly on Fridays from 10:30am-12:00pm. No experience is necessary to join in on the fun. For more information, visit our events page.




Facebook Live: What is Dementia Friendly San Antonio?

October 23, 2019

  Last week, Caring for the Caregiver hosted a panel to discuss the Dementia Friendly San Antonio initiative. A panel of experts featured Dr. Carole White, RN, PhD – Director of the Caring for the Caregiver program Jennifer Brackett, MSG – Special Events Coordinator for the Caring for the Caregiver program and coordinator for the […]




In the news: KSAT12 Caregiver Skills Workshops

August 23, 2019

  The following story was originally posted by KSAT12. For the original article, please click here. UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing hosts caregiver training workshops: Caregiver Skills Training Workshop & Virtual Dementia Tour By Tiffany Huertas – Video Journalist, Jason Foster – Photojournalist Posted: 9:01 AM, August 20, 2019 Updated: 9:01 AM, August 20, 2019 SAN ANTONIO […]