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 […]

Engaging Caregivers – National Caregiver Month

November 8, 2021

November is National Caregiver Month Are you a caregiver? Do you currently provide unpaid assistance to someone who is unable to fully care for themselves?  This can be a family member, neighbor, or friend. Do you live with someone who can no longer live by themself because they can no longer manage their own care? […]

Dementia Friendly San Antonio City Proclomation

November 8, 2021

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 4, 2021 – With more than 400,000 Texans age 65 or older living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and expected to increase nearly 30% by 2025, there is a pressing need for inclusive communities that support families touched by the degenerative diseases. San Antonio was the third Texas city to earn the […]

Caregiving While Black

September 9, 2021

The Caring for the Caregiver program is an academic-service center, and we are uniquely positioned to serve our community of caregiving families. Central to our work is what we call the research-service continuum. This means that we are constantly seeking input from our community to develop and improve services to caregivers and one way we […]

Caregiving at the End of Life

September 9, 2021

Join us for a virtual presentation hosted by the Caring for the Caregiver program on Thursday, September 9, 2-3:30 pm.  This presentation of the Essentials of Caregiving “Caregiving at the End of Life” will discuss how caregivers can prepare for their loved one’s end-of-life needs.  During this session, attendees will hear from certified bereavement facilitator, […]

Caregiver Voices

August 9, 2021

This month we highlight family caregiver advocate Linda Sendaula. Linda Sendaula describes herself as a “professional volunteer”. It is a title she fully embraces. As a professional volunteer, she works in only one area, education for caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Her choice for volunteer work was not accidental. Like […]

Visit Our YouTube Channel

August 9, 2021

Did you know that you can find many of our presentations on video by visiting our YouTube Channel? If not that’s ok we have included a link for you to click on and visit our page.  You will find caregiver tips, videos of recorded presentations, and much more. To visit our page click on this […]

August Events

August 9, 2021

Join us this month for the Essentials of Caregiving and the SA Amigos Memory Cafe Click online this link Caring for the Caregiver Events to register and read more about our events.

Caring for the Caregiver Publication Highlights

August 9, 2021

The Texas Memory Café Network recently partnered for a project to better understand the experiences of Memory Café guests related to their social connectedness during the pandemic. Thank you to the partners in the Network and the many families that participated in interviews to support that project. After analyzing the interviews with Memory Café attendees, […]

Creating Opportunities for Persons with Dementia

July 26, 2021

My name is Ashlie Glassner, RN, and I am a nursing PhD student at UT Health San Antonio. I’ve been a nurse for 8 years, with the majority of my experience in critical care. I spent many years taking care of patients living with dementia. However, it wasn’t until my father had dementia symptoms that […]