Newsletter


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 […]



Fighting Stigma

April 5, 2021

Recently Ashlie Glassner, a student in the Nursing Science Ph.D. program, published a first author paper entitled “Fighting Stigma by Engaging Persons Living with Dementia in Research”.  Many of you have probably meet Ashlie through our program as a member of the Caring for the Caregiver team.  We are honored and delighted to share her […]



SA Amigos Memory Cafe: Music Therapy

April 5, 2021

April’s Memory Cafe will feature a special guest, Amy Standridge – Board Certified Music Therapist. Amy will lead a musical activity (no music experience necessary). This is one you won’t want to miss so register so today by clicking on the picture or typing this link in your browser: http://samemcafe.eventbrite.com/ 


Virtual Gentle Yoga

April 5, 2021

The Biggs Institute, in collaboration with the Caring for the Caregiver program, at UT Health San Antonio is now offering virtual gentle yoga for caregivers and those living with dementia. As our programs strive to serve families living with dementia in our community, we saw the gap in programs focused on physical wellness and exercise! […]



PCORI Symposium Highlights

April 5, 2021

Last month we hosted a virtual symposium titled, “Dementia in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Impact for Families”. You can view the playlist of recorded presentations at our YouTube channel here. We were joined by special guests, State Senator Jose Menendez and Councilman Manny Pelaez for this event. They emphasized the importance of […]




Update on new experimental Alzheimer’s drug

April 5, 2021

According to early clinical trial results, recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine, a new experimental intravenous drug donanemab could slow cognitive decline. Click HERE to read the full story.




National Institute on Aging releases new website

April 5, 2021

The National Institute on Aging recently announced the addition of a new website Alzheimers.gov,  designed to educate and support people whose lives are touched by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The website serves as the federal government portal for dementia information and resources. Whether you are living with dementia, a family member or friend, health […]




COVID-19 Vaccine Resources & Tips

April 5, 2021

Many people are looking forward to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and returning to a more “normal” day-to-day routine.  However, so many people in the community are struggling to find a vaccine appointment and some are even hesitant to receive the vaccine due to concerns about the safety of the vaccine.  In this article, we have […]



Virtual/Phone Caregiver Support Group

March 5, 2021

Join the Alzheimer’s Association for a Virtual/Phone Caregiver Support Group This support group is hosted by Meals on Wheels San Antonio and is held every 2nd Saturday of the month from 10 am to 11 am. To register for the group click here http://bit.ly/GPMAR1321 or call 800-272-3900