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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 […]




Preparing for the Holidays

December 8, 2021

Join us this month for the Essentials of Caregiving  The Essentials of Caregiving are classes focused on providing support to family caregivers.  Classes are hosted virtually every second Thursday of the month from 2-3:30 pm. This session will specifically focus on the topic of Planning for the Holidays.  This is a free virtual session designed […]




Training family caregivers to provide complex care – In case you missed it

December 8, 2021

Recently an article about the Caring for the Caregiver Learning Skills Together Workshop was published in the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice. The Learning Skills Together Workshop is an interprofessional skills workshop to teach family caregivers of people living with dementia to provide complex care. This article was made possible because of the generous […]




SA Amigos Memory Café ~ Holiday Craft and Chat

December 8, 2021

Come enjoy holiday music, trivia, and conversation starters at this virtual dementia friendly event! For optional craft activity, attend prepared with the following supplies to make holiday ornaments and garlands. Color or plain paper Scissors Pen or pencil Yarn or twine Register for free: https://samemcafe.eventbrite.com Click on the link to download the cafe flyer: Espanol_English_SA […]




South Texas Alzheimer’s Center

December 8, 2021

Help us test the caregiver survey for the new South Texas Alzheimer’s Center! Please consider providing input on the survey linked below. We want to make sure this survey tool addresses important caregiver concerns and is easy to use. This survey will be administered yearly to families with a loved one who receives care at […]




Caregiver Voices – Arturo and Mary Lou

November 8, 2021

An interview with family caregiver Arturo Rodriguez. What is your Name/Nickname?  – Arturo (Honey or Darling) Who do you care for and how long have you been a caregiver? – I am the primary caregiver for my wife, Mary Lou for about 5 years.  I started noticing the symptoms she was showing more than 5 […]




Essentials of Caregiving Sessions – November

November 8, 2021

Join us this month for the Essentials of Caregiving Classes The Essentials of Caregiving are classes focused on providing support to family caregivers.  Classes are hosted virtually at this time every second Thursday of the month from 2-3:30 pm.  Topics covered include: Planning for future care, What to expect after a diagnosis, Grief, and more.  […]




Policy Advancements in Family Caregiving

November 8, 2021

2021 Policy Advancements in Family Caregiving In celebration of National Family Caregiver Month, we would like to highlight some of the policy advancements that are underway to better support caregiving families. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging for family caregivers, it also brought national attention to the challenges caregivers experience day-to-day. Despite enormous […]