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Community Partner Spotlight

January 12, 2022

This month’s community partner highlight is San Antonio Oasis. San Antonio Oasis celebrated 30 years in 2021 and serves more than 26,000 people. Oasis members enjoy a variety of challenging programs that enrich the mind, renew past interests and develop new talents. San Antonio Oasis offers a wide range of classes including health, fitness, arts […]




Essentials of Caregiving: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

January 12, 2022

Join us for the very first Essentials of Caregiving of the year. Click on the picture below to register.  



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 […]




Support for Younger/Early Onset Alzheimer’s

December 8, 2021

The Alzheimer’s Association recently shared that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has added Younger/Early Onset Alzheimer’s to the list of conditions under its Compassionate Allowances (CAL) initiative, giving those with the disease expedited access to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To read the full article use this link to connect […]




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 […]




Join the Caring for the Caregiver Team

December 8, 2021

Caring for the Caregiver is seeking applicants to assist with various research studies. In order to better serve Spanish-speaking families, we would like to hire individuals who are Spanish-English bilingual. To apply, please follow this link: https://uthscsa.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/research-assistant-5823




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 […]