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Dementia-Friendly San Antonio

Information for the Dementia-Friendly San Antonio initiative at SAPL.

Dementia-Friendly San Antonio

The San Antonio Public Library has partnered with the UT Health Science Center San Antonio to promote dementia awareness.

Together, we will present several online programs. A full program schedule can be found below. More information about the Understanding a Diagnosis and Planning for the Future programs, as well as suggested reading and other community resources, can be found on the other pages of this LibGuide.

What is dementia?

Dementia is a symptom of several different diseases, most notably Alzheimer's disease. It not only affects memory but thinking and doing everyday tasks. Importantly, it is not a normal sign of aging; not every person gets it when they grow old.

What is a Dementia Friend?

Dementia Friends are community members trained in what it is like to live with dementia. Dementia Friends can help both people living with dementia and their friends and families.

Program Schedule

*All programs are virtual and registration is required. 

Program Registration Date Time Description Presenter
Dementia Friends

Register here

Thursday, April 21, 2022 3:30-5 PM CST Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in Texas and across the United States. Join us and learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease, some tips for communicating with people who have dementia and the simple things you can do to support someone living with the disease. Jennifer Brackett
Planning for the Future Register here Thursday, April 28, 2022 3:30-5 PM CST This session is designed for caregivers and family members to discuss the importance of making a plan for the future, as well as some of the decisions you will need to make related to care, including advance care planning. As a participant, you have the opportunity to share and reflect with others on their experiences while also discussing strategies to help your loved one prepare for the next steps. Dr. Kylie Meyer
Understanding a Diagnosis of Dementia Register here Thursday, May 5, 2022 3:30-5 PM CST Understanding a Diagnosis of Dementia is a virtual session designed to provide attendees with an enhanced understanding of dementia and will explain the various other types of dementia - including symptoms, diagnosis, disease progression, and treatment options. Attendees will be pointed in the right direction for resources, care, and treatment. Dr. Carole White
Dementia Friends Register here Tuesday, May 10, 2022 6-7 PM CST Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in Texas and across the United States. Join us and learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease, some tips for communicating with people who have dementia and the simple things you can do to support someone living with the disease. Jennifer Brackett