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Caring for the Caregiver

A program of the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio.

UT Health San Antonio

UT Health San Antonio services to support families living with dementia.

Community resources

Community resources available to caregivers and their loved ones in San Antonio.

Featured Programs

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 hosted every second and fourth Thursday on the first floor of the Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC) at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Topics covered 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

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Caregiver Skills Training Workshops

The Caregiver Skills Training Workshops are provided monthly for caregivers to learn practical skills and receive hands-on training in transfer techniques, home safety, dental hygiene, nutrition, and medication management. These are monthly in the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing Simulation Lab (SL1.118) from 3:30-5:30pm.

The Virtual Dementia Tour is provided at the Caregiver Skills Training. It allows you to participate in an experience that simulates what a person with dementia might experience because of their illness.

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Memory Cafés

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.

Upcoming Cafes

Criteria for our Resource Recommendations

  • To be included as a resource on our website, your organization must meet our 8-item inclusion criteria found here.