Dementia Friendly San Antonio Town Hall

November 20, 2018

  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 […]

Community choir for caregivers and people living with dementia

September 25, 2018

  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

Caring for the Caregiver in the news

June 18, 2018

  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. […]

Event photos: April & May, 2018

June 13, 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 […]

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

April 20, 2018

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 […]

Who Will Care for the Caregivers?

March 1, 2018

THE UPSHOT|Who Will Care for the Caregivers? The New York Times The Caring for the Caregiver Program is committed to supporting caregivers through our practice, education, community engagement, and research. Our Essentials of Caregiving classes occur on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Each class covers one of 8 different important topics related […]

During a ‘virtual tour’ of dementia, nothing seems easy

January 16, 2018

San Antonio Express-News, September 15, 2017 Rissa Dunaway was disoriented. She peered at the kitchen and hospital bed through white-rimmed sunglasses that distorted her vision. A pair of headphones blared static into her ears as she took heavy, cautious steps around the room, trying to make out her surroundings. Within four minutes, Dunaway was ushered […]