Resources in San Antonio
The Essentials of Caregiving Classes
These classes are focused on providing support to caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Classes are currently hosted virtually every second Thursday of the month from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.
Topics covered may include:
- Understanding a diagnosis of dementia
- Learning to be a caregiver
- Finding connections in the community
- Caring for the caregiver
- Planning for future care
- Legal and financial planning
Learning Skills Together Workshops
The Learning Skills Together Workshops are provided monthly for caregivers to learn practical skills and receive hands-on training in communication techniques, home safety, dental hygiene, nutrition, and medication management.
The Virtual Dementia Tour allows attendees to participate in an experience that simulates what a person with dementia might experience. For more information about this program contact Debbie James 210-567-2228 or JamesDL@uthscsa.edu
A Memory Café is a space where people living with dementia and their family caregivers can relax, learn, be creative, and socialize with others. Join us each month for coffee, art, music, games, presentations, and more. No registration is required.
We facilitate the Texas Memory Cafe Network (TMCN), a collaborative group of Memory Cafe coordinators, volunteers, and community members. The TMCN meets quarterly to workshop ideas, challenges, and share lessons learned to improve the quality and quantity of Memory Cafes in Texas. Learn more about the TMCN here.
Guidebooks for caregivers
» The 36-Hour Day, Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
Experiences living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia
» Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia, Gerda Saunders, PhD
» On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, Greg O’Brien
» Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer’s and Joy, Marie Marley, PhD