Caring for the Caregiver Resources

The resources on this page are offered by the Caring for the Caregiver program. Please visit the events page to see our upcoming scheduled events in more detail.

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The Essentials of Caregiving Classes

The Essentials of Caregiving are classes 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.

You can visit our event page to see when our next Essentials of Caregiving class will be held. 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

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 held each month 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 Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia might experience because of their illness.

Please visit our event page to learn when our next caregiver skills training workshops will be held.

Memory Cafes

Memory cafés, co-hosted with the Alzheimer’s Association, are monthly events provided at different locations in San Antonio, designed as a safe place for people with memory loss and their caregivers to laugh, learn, and socialize with people going through the same journey. We are proud to say that Caring for the Caregiver founded the first memory cafe in San Antonio, Texas.

These are free events at which caregivers, individuals with memory loss, and interested community members can gather with others who share personal or professional interests in memory issues and care. Please visit our event page for more details and to see when these will take place.

Rural Community Outreach

Our team supports caregivers across South Texas by providing presentations, training, workshops, and education in our surrounding rural communities. We present to and engage with communities that may otherwise have limited to no access to caregiver support through education and engagement activities. Please visit our event page to learn more about where and when these rural outreach events will take place.

Virtual Dementia Tour

The Caring for the Caregiver program is proud to provide the Second Wind Dreams® Virtual Dementia Tour®. This experience creates “a window into the world of dementia through individualized, experiential learning”. This evidence-based method aims to foster a deeper understanding of dementia and those living with the disease. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about this program.