December 2021 Newsletter

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 […]

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:

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Visit Our YouTube Channel

August 9, 2021

Did you know that you can find many of our presentations on video by visiting our YouTube Channel? If not that’s ok we have included a link for you to click on and visit our page.  You will find caregiver tips, videos of recorded presentations, and much more. To visit our page click on this […]