January 2021 Newsletter

Coronavirus questions answered

January 7, 2021

UT Health San Antonio infectious disease specialist, Dr. Ruth Berggren was recently interviewed by the San Antonio Express-News to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines.  Dr. Berggren answers questions about side-effects, what to do if you’re immunocompromised, and much more. Click here to read the story.


Coming full circle

January 7, 2021

With everything going on around our community and in the world it is important we take time to enjoy the little things life has to offer.  For example, this light-hearted and updated version of a popular cereal commercial from the 1990s will bring a smile to your face. Click here to read the story, you […]


Research opportunity for 65+

January 6, 2021

Type II Diabetes According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 30 million Americans have Diabetes.  it is estimated that an additional 7.2 Million Americans have diabetes but do not know it.  UT Health San Antonio is conducting a study for those people who are 65 years or older with Type II […]



Establishing a brain bank

January 6, 2021

UT Health San Antonio, UT Southwestern get $1 million to establish brain bank program UT Health San Antonio, through its Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, along with UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, has received a nearly $1 million grant to establish the Texas Statewide Brain Bank Initiative.




Seeking your feedback

January 6, 2021

The Alzheimer’s Disease Program (ADP) of the Texas Department of State Health Services is conducting a survey to learn more about current and former unpaid caregivers’ experiences. Your responses will contribute to helping other Texas caregivers as they tend to their loved ones and themselves.   Who should participate? To be eligible to participate in […]



Caregiving in the new norm

January 6, 2021

Article from the Alzheimer’s Association regarding COVID-19 and Tips for Dementia Caregivers



Essentials of Caregiving Series: Tools to Navigate the Caregiving Role

January 6, 2021

Join us for a series of presentations that will provide you with education and information about resources to support you in your caregiving role. The Caring for the Caregiver program supports family caregivers through education, research, and practice.  We provide classes and workshops for family caregivers to build confidence and resilience in caregiving. To register for […]




New Comprehensive Caregiver Toolkit

January 6, 2021

A Caregiver’s Toolkit: What You Need to Know When Caring for Someone Successful Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA) was created by the San Antonio Area Foundation to increase leadership, collaboration, and funding to ensure older adults have access to necessary services, information, and support systems. The initiative seeks to create a community where […]




SA Amigo’s Memory Cafe

January 6, 2021

The SA Amigos Memory Cafe is a monthly bilingual English/Spanish event hosted online where families impacted by dementia can enjoy creative activities and socialize with others. Click the link below to learn more: SA AMIGOS MEMORY CAFE (updated) Email questions: UTcaregivers@UTHealthSA.org Or call 210-450-8862




Newsletters

July 27, 2020

Welcome to 2021! The Caring for the Caregiver team looks forward to continuing to support families living with dementia through our educational and engagement activities. It has been a challenging year as we transitioned all activities to an online environment and were honored to continue to be able to support families in this way. We […]