Dementia Friendly San Antonio Community Outreach

July 2, 2021

The mission of Dementia Friendly San Antonio is to build an inclusive community where everyone touched by dementia is respected, engaged, and supported.  We will achieve this by creating sustainable partnerships to facilitate change across our community. Recently a special DFSA Action Committee created a resource designed to help caregivers and persons living with dementia […]

Caregiver Voices

July 2, 2021

My name is Denise.  I am a caregiver for my Mom who has Alzheimer’s dementia.  I have been my mom’s sole caregiver for 3 ½ years.  I did not realize it had been that long until I counted the years/months for this article.  Mom and Dad told me that my Mom had Alzheimer’s, but I […]

Virtual Essentials of Caregiving

July 2, 2021

Join us this summer for the Essentials of Caregiving held on the second Thursday of the month from 2-3:30pm CST.  These two summer sessions will be held virtually over Zoom. July 8: Understanding a Diagnosis of Dementia  This session is a supportive and safe environment where you can openly share your concerns and questions about […]

Grief and Loss Support Group – During and After

July 2, 2021

The Grief and Loss Support Group is a peer and professionally led group focusing on navigating grief in the later stages of caregiving and after loss. This group will meet online for guidance and companionship to discuss a range of topics related to grief and loss. Who is the support group for? This group is open […]

Community Partner Spotlight – Biggs Institute

July 2, 2021

Now everyone can be a part of finding a cure. The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases brought the region’s first brain bank to learn more about aging from healthy volunteers and those diagnosed with dementia. Now the institute is expanding their understanding of dementia to include blood, online cognitive quizzes and other […]

Caring for the Caregiver Program Survey

July 2, 2021

Keep an eye out for the 2021 Caring for the Caregiver Program Survey– Coming soon to your inbox! We would like to hear from you about your preferences for services and events at Caring for the Caregiver! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Caring for the Caregiver converted many of our programs to a virtual […]

Interprofessional Collaboration for Improved Dementia Care Outcomes

June 8, 2021

  HOW TO APPLY Students in Dental Hygiene, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy are invited to apply for a paid three-session workshop. IPE FACULTY  Carol Nguyen – School of Dentistry Rebekah Sculley – School of Dentistry Dr. Carol White – School of Nursing Dr. Laura Novak – School of Health Professions ATTEND A INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAM TRAINING […]

Looking for Volunteers – Silver Connect

June 5, 2021

A message from our partners at San Antonio Oasis Lifelong Adventure: Many people, as they get older, find themselves with fewer regular and positive interactions with other people. Family, friends, and social connections that once brought a sense of purpose and connection can leave us feeling empty by their loss. Whether it be loss through […]

Research Opportunity for Persons with Dementia

June 5, 2021

Are you a person living with dementia who is interested in participating in research? Please join us, we are a nurse researcher and person living with dementia partnering together to conduct a study with people who have dementia. We want to hear from other persons living with dementia about their experiences living with dementia, how […]

KINDER – Online Caregiver Education Program

June 5, 2021

Please Consider Participating in a Study of KINDER (Knowledge and Interpersonal Skills to Develop Exemplary Relationships), an Online Caregiver Education Program Caring for a family member who is living with dementia can place new demands on our relationships. KINDER is a program developed by researchers at the University of Southern California to help family caregivers […]