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 […]

Register today! Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Symposium

May 8, 2019

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Symposium: Identifying priorities for care for people living with dementia and family caregivers June 14, 2019 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM June 15, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM The Caring for the Caregiver Program is teaming up with UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing to bring the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research […]

Therapy animals visit Memory Cafe

April 23, 2019

  April 19, 2019 Our Memory Café had some very special visitors this month. Thanks to Therapy Animals of San Antonio, three animal therapy teams were able to join in on the fun. Animal therapy and socialization Animal-human interaction has been linked to healthy aging, particularly when it comes to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression […]

“Dementia: The Balancing Act” 2019 Educational Summit on March 29th

March 21, 2019

  You will not want to miss this annual event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association San Antonio and South Texas Chapter. The theme of the 2019 Educational Summit will be “Dementia: The Balancing Act”. They will feature a series of expert speakers who will cover a range of essential topics for family caregivers and people […]

Memory Cafe with Councilwoman Sandoval, District 7

March 19, 2019

  Music and dancing was the theme of this month’s Memory Cafe! These are free social events offered by Caring for the Caregiver and co-hosted with Jefferson Outreach at their offices located in Morningside Ministries at 2201 St. Cloud. Councilwoman Ana Sandoval, District 7 joined in on the fun as we sang and danced to […]

[New location] Grace Notes Community Choir

February 28, 2019

There is a new location for the Grace Notes Community Choir. We will now meet every Friday at 11am-12pm at The Meadows at Morningside Manor (730 Babcock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78201). This choir is for people living with dementia and their families (all ages welcome!). No previous singing or musical experience is necessary. We […]

Dementia Friendly University Health System

February 14, 2019

  We recently partnered with University Hospital System to host a Dementia Friendly Awareness Day. Hospital staff, patients, and families were welcomed to listen to presentations, visit booths, receive training, and participate in activities at the event. This is only the beginning for many more dementia friendly programs, policies, and practices at University Hospital. Please […]

Sheriff Salazar attends Dementia Friendly Board Meeting

January 17, 2019

  The Dementia Friendly San Antonio Initiative is guided by an advisory board comprised of community members, health professionals, and representatives across various organizations and agencies. The Dementia Friendly Advisory Board (DFAB) meets every month to work together to put the priorities identified at the Town Hall into practice across our community. Among several other priority areas, […]

Photos & Videos: Grace Notes Community Choir

December 17, 2018

  On December 6th, 2018 the Grace Notes Community Choir beautifully performed Christmas carols at the UT Health Geriatrics and Palliative Care clinic. The Choir is open to the community and is made up of people living with dementia and their family caregivers. Grace Notes Community Choir is hosted by Caring for the Caregiver and […]

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 […]