Essentials of Caregiving – Navigating Challenging Behaviors

Event Date & Time

June 7, 2024 at 1PM - 2:30PM

Location

555 Funston Pl San Antonio, TX 78209


Event Details:
As memory difficulties progress, your loved one may begin to show some behaviors that are difficult to handle. This session addresses helpful strategies and tools to support you in managing challenging behaviors.

Objectives:

  • Causes of challenging behaviors in dementia
  • Effective communication techniques
  • Developing routines
  • Enjoyable activities
  • Problem solving approach

This presentation is being provided in partnership with San Antonio Botanical Garden and Arden Courts.

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About the Speaker(s)

Dr. Angelica Davila received a B.S. in Genetics from the University of California at Davis, Davis, California in 2003; a M.S. in Biology (Neurobiology) from the University up of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas in 2008 and received her M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2012. She completed a Family Medicine residency in 2015 and Fellowships in Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2018 all at UT Health San Antonio.

Dr. Davila was appointed as Assistant Professor/Clinical in the Division of Geriatrics and Supportive Care in our department in 2017. In 2019 she received a joint appointment as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. She has been certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) as a diplomate since 2015 and is taking part in maintenance of certification. She also has Certificates of Added Qualifications (CAQ) jointly from the ABFM and the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) in Geriatric Medicine since 2017 and Palliative Medicine since 2018. In 2019 she was appointed Medical Director of UT Health San Antonio’s Geriatric and Supportive Care Clinic. Dr. Davila is a board member of the Texas Geriatric Society, and a member of the Texas Medical Directors’ Association.