October 2020 Newsletter

It’s ok to Laugh and a Bottle of Wine

October 9, 2020

It All Began with a Bottle of Wine By Kiki and Michael Foster as transcribed by Katie Sutcliffe Becker You might be surprised to learn that in the United States, there are more than 5 million people living with age-related dementias (more than 47.5 million worldwide).  This number is likely to rise with our aging […]

Essentials of Caregiving – Navigating Challenging Behaviors

October 9, 2020

The Navigating Challenging Behaviors session will provide helpful strategies and tools to support you, as a caregiver, as your loved one’s behavior might begin to change and vary. Please join us for a facilitated presentation and discussion hosted by the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing’s Caring for the Caregiver Program.  This presentation will give you […]

Voices that Matter

October 9, 2020

The Virtual Symposium “Listening to the Voices of Stakeholders in Dementia Care Research” featured a series of expert speakers who addressed important topics related to engaging persons living with dementia, family care partners, and other stakeholders in research about dementia care. Rachel Andricosky, a program officer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, provided an introduction […]

Seeking Spousal Family Caregivers

October 9, 2020

Seeking spousal family caregivers to help learn how social support affects health Staying socially connected is critical to caregivers’ health. But we don’t know which aspects of social connectedness are most important to improving health. When we design programs for caregivers, is it more important to focus on reducing feelings of loneliness? Or should we […]

Eating well when you have dementia

October 9, 2020

A good diet is vital if you’re living with dementia. It means you can stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible and enjoy life to the fullest. But what does a healthy diet actually look like if you have dementia, and how do you go about getting it?  In this blog the […]

Texas Memory Cafés

October 9, 2020

What is a Memory Cafe A Memory Café is a welcoming place for people living with dementia or any other cognitive condition and their family caregivers. Each Memory Café is unique offering various activities and resources.  Activities can vary depending on the needs and desires of those attending, some may be more activity focused while […]

Learning Skills Together: A Workshop for Caregivers

September 2, 2020

Join the Caring for the Caregiver Program for the Learning Skills Together workshop. The Learning Skills Together workshop is a 2-week course that is delivered by video conference (Zoom) over 4 sessions.  Each session lasts approximately 1.5 hours.  During this program, caregivers will learn valuable skills to help support you in your caregiving role. Topics […]

Connect with us

September 2, 2020

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Have you heard of dementia friendly radio?

July 28, 2020

This dementia-friendly radio station website plays memory-evoking music 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Listeners can choose from 5 themed radio stations based on their favorite era. Listen now.