UT Health San Antonio contributes to making San Antonio an inclusive community for everyone touched by dementia. The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases provides comprehensive dementia care while advancing treatment through clinical trials and research. In addition, the School of Nursing's Caring for the Caregiver program provides training classes for caregivers and social opportunities for caregivers and their families.
That’s what longtime NPR journalist Kitty Eisele had to figure out when she became a full-time caregiver for her dad. Kitty’s journey with her dad is the topic of a new NPR podcast, “Demented.” The podcast is supported by UT Health San Antonio and its Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Ashley Garcia-Everett, MD, Department of Medicine-Nephrology, was interviewed about her son’s battle with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Dr. Garcia-Everett donated a kidney to her baby and is raising awareness about PKD and the upcoming virtual Walk for PKD in San Antonio.