Elder E-Letter: October 2018

Come Join us at the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Join our team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

Date: October 20, 2018
Registration at 7:00am | Ceremony at 9am | Walk at 9:30am
Route Length: 2 miles
Location: Palo Alto College
1400 W. Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78224

Join our team at this link!

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2018 Buddy Walk

The Buddy Walk is an event that celebrates individuals with Down syndrome and increases awareness and inclusion. This one-mile walk is a family event and will include onsite activities such as music, face painting, inflatables, a train, vendor booths, and food trucks. Activities will be from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The program will begin at 10:00 am and the walk at 10:30 am.

Date: October 20, 2018
Register online
Location: Enter Gate B: River City Community Church,
16765 Lookout Road,
Selma, TX

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Unbridled Love: Honoring My Father Living with Alzheimer’s

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A beautifully written blog post by a child of a person living with Alzheimer’s

The story has become a part of family history, a familiar anecdote used to tease: My mother met my father when he was her teacher.

This isn’t entirely true. My mother was a proctor in college and my father led a course on psychology. A proper gentleman, he waited until the end of the school year to ask her out. There’s nothing scandalous about how they met. Growing up, however, my brother and sister and I loved to poke fun at this early courtship, imagining our doe-eyed mother stealing glances at our side-burned father. Over dinners, in long car rides, we asked them to tell the story again and again. This story became shorthand for describing my parents.

I’m telling you all this to give you a small idea of what we lost.
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Coming up

Oct. 4 – Carol attends the Dementia Friendly San Antonio Town Hall

Oct. 30 – Carol speaks at OASIS about Transfer on Death Deeds

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Happenings

Sep. 9 – Carol gave a speech about basic estate planning at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio

Sep. 22 – Carol attended the Free to Soar 9th Annual Gala & Luau as a guest of AV Calibrations in support of Morgan’s Wonderland

Sep. 25 – Carol presented a speech titled My Wishes, My Desires at San Antonio OASIS

Sep. 25 – Paralegal Jody Hudspeth celebrated her birthday

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Sep. 28 – Carol spoke on QITs at the Elder Law Lunch

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Caregiver’s Corner

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UT Health: Caring for the Caregiver

Oct. 4 — Dementia Friendly San Antonio Town Hall at UT Health San Antonio Academic Learning and Teaching Center Room 304 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Oct. 11 — The Essentials of Caregiving: Learning to be a Caregiver at UT Health Physicians MARC | 2:00pm-3:00pm

Oct. 18 — Caregiver Skills Training Workshop (October) at UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing Simulation Lab | 3:30pm-5:30pm

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Click here for caregiver resources in Bexar County that are sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Town Hall: Dementia Friendly San Antonio

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The Caring for the Caregiver program of the School of Nursing and the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases work together to support the health and well-being of people with dementia and their family caregivers.
▪ Become familiar with what dementia friendly means for a community
▪ Gain understanding of how neighbors and communities can support people with dementia and caregivers

Location: UT Health San Antonio Academic Learning & Teaching Center
3rd Floor, Room 304
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

Refreshments will be provided. Free parking and admission.

RSVP at utcaregivers.eventbrite.com

Contact Sara Masoud with questions
(210) 450-8487 or masoud@uthscsa.edu

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What’s Going on in Your World?

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