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Test your brain health online and help millions of families with dementia.

February 15, 2022

Take online game-like memory and thinking brain tests to advance the discovery of treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, PTSD and other brain disorders. Link:https://biggsinstitute.org/power-research/brain-health-registry/  




Forget-Me-Nots Memory Café

February 15, 2022

Memory cafés can be a wonderful way for persons living with dementia and their families to engage and socialize with each other in an inclusive and welcoming environment. The Forget-Me-Nots is a virtual memory café sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and is run by volunteers. We started this memory café over a year ago, in […]




Try 12 New Things – SA Amigos Memory Café

February 15, 2022

Join the SA Amigos Memory Café as we embark on a year filled with trying new things. The SA Amigos theme for 2022 is “Try 12 New Things” and this month we will be exploring found sound. Join us at this dementia friendly bilingual event where we will get inspired and make music together using […]




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 […]