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Volunteer Appreciation: The UT Caregiver Reassurance Program

May 7, 2021

UT Health San Antonio students responding to the community When the pandemic was officially announced in March 2020, our team was unsure how we could stay connected with caregivers who attended our programs and events. We decided that the best approach would be to personally reach out to every person in our database who had […]




Latino Focus Group – Seeking Participants

May 7, 2021

Seeking participants for a Latino American Focus Group. Alzheimer’s Los Angeles and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Center for Brain Health Equity are currently looking for bilingual Spanish-speaking Latinos who are 35-70 years old to participate in an online focus group on Zoom. Participants must have reliable internet and a computer or tablet with video/audio. This focus group will […]




Virtual Gentle Yoga

May 7, 2021

The Biggs Institute, in collaboration with the Caring for the Caregiver program, at UT Health San Antonio is offering a new session of virtual gentle yoga for caregivers and those living with dementia. Yoga is relaxing and beneficial for people with dementia and their caregivers. Join us for free online yoga classes focused on those […]



Alzheimer’s Association Releases 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

May 7, 2021

Recently the Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, reveals the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, the government, and the nation’s health care system.  To read the full report click on this link: Facts & Figures or visit the Alzheimer’s Association website to read more about […]



Community Resource Spotlight

May 7, 2021

While health care physicians, nurses, techs, and others fight on the front line against COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Association and its volunteers are answering the question of how to continue caring for the caregivers who care for the 400,000 plus Texans living with Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association jump-started care in the virtual world a year […]




Celebrating Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength

May 7, 2021

In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again in San Antonio and beyond as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new ways to support each other. In our community, older adults are a key source of this strength. Through […]



Essentials of Caregiving: Understanding Adult Protective Services & Guardianship

May 7, 2021

Join us for this informative session hosted by the Caring for the Caregiver program.  This session will provide an overview of Adult Protective Services programs and Guardianship.  The purpose of this presentation is to help attendees understand both and how they can promote independence, and quality of life for vulnerable adults who are in danger […]



SA Amigos Memory Cafe: Celebrate Culture and Family Heritage

May 7, 2021

Join us for the SA Amigos May Memory Cafe Join us this month to share and listen to others about our cultures and family heritages. Click on the picture to learn more and register. You may also register by calling or texting Sara: 210-747-2815    




Community Resource Spotlight

April 5, 2021

The Caregiver SOS program through the WellMed Charitable Foundation provides services at no cost for family members and friends providing care to an older loved one (60 years of age or older) with dementia or other chronic illness. WellMed offers the following three programs available: Caregiver Coaching:   Caregiver Specialists are available to provide family members […]



Caregiving can be expensive

April 5, 2021

Please consider sharing about your experiences paying for out-of-pocket caregiving costs!  The UT Health SA Caring for the Caregiver Program, in partnership with the University of Southern California, is seeking the input of Latinx family caregivers to persons living with dementia. We are asking family members to consider participating in a Zoom Focus Group for […]