Newsletter


Meet the Team

November 8, 2021

My name is Laura Novak, and I am an occupational therapist at UT Health San Antonio. I have been a practicing OT for 21 years. I entered the field in 2000, not really knowing exactly what I wanted to do. After working with several different populations, I fell in love with working with aging adults. […]




Have you heard?

November 8, 2021

Have you heard about Occupational Therapy? Do you currently care for a family member with dementia and have concerns about their safety at home?  If so we have a FREE tool that can help you. About: Graduate Research Assistant, Aleera Barrera, MOT, OTR is a team member of the Caring for the Caregiver program who […]




Engaging Caregivers – National Caregiver Month

November 8, 2021

November is National Caregiver Month Are you a caregiver? Do you currently provide unpaid assistance to someone who is unable to fully care for themselves?  This can be a family member, neighbor, or friend. Do you live with someone who can no longer live by themself because they can no longer manage their own care? […]




Dementia Friendly San Antonio City Proclomation

November 8, 2021

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 4, 2021 – With more than 400,000 Texans age 65 or older living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and expected to increase nearly 30% by 2025, there is a pressing need for inclusive communities that support families touched by the degenerative diseases. San Antonio was the third Texas city to earn the […]




Volunteers Needed for a Focus Group Study

November 8, 2021

Seeking Volunteers for a Focus Group Study About Medication Management by Family Caregivers Managing medications for a person who lives with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) can be challenging. Combined with the effects of cognitive impairment, sensory deficits, and difficulty in completing daily living activities, complex medication regimens can cause caregiver stress. Managing medications […]




Caregiving While Black

September 9, 2021

The Caring for the Caregiver program is an academic-service center, and we are uniquely positioned to serve our community of caregiving families. Central to our work is what we call the research-service continuum. This means that we are constantly seeking input from our community to develop and improve services to caregivers and one way we […]




Meet the Team- Dr. Kylie Meyer

September 9, 2021

Last month we began a series on getting to know our team and this month we are highlighting Dr. Kylie Meyer.  Read more about Caring for the Caregiver team member Dr. Kylie Meyer below. Hello! My name is Kylie Meyer. I am a gerontological researcher at the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing Caring […]




SA Amigos Memory Café ~ Cozy Conversations

September 9, 2021

Join the SA Amigos virtual Memory Cafe on Monday, November 15th from 10-11 am CT for this special online social gathering for families impacted by dementia! This program is bilingual in English and Spanish so please invite any Spanish-speaking families you know! UN EVENTO GRATIS YAMIGABLE CON LA DEMENCIA. Lunes 15 de Noviembre, 2021 | […]



Caregiving at the End of Life

September 9, 2021

Join us for a virtual presentation hosted by the Caring for the Caregiver program on Thursday, September 9, 2-3:30 pm.  This presentation of the Essentials of Caregiving “Caregiving at the End of Life” will discuss how caregivers can prepare for their loved one’s end-of-life needs.  During this session, attendees will hear from certified bereavement facilitator, […]



Caregiver Voices – Mike and Sharon

September 9, 2021

My name is Jennifer Brackett and I am the Health Educator with the Caring for the Caregiver program and this month I would like to share a conversation I had with my friend Mike. I recently had the honor to sit down and share breakfast with family caregiver, husband, and all-around wonderful man Mike. Over […]