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Book Chronicles the Unexpected Lessons from Dementia

Posted on · More than five million people in the United States suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Years ago, before those conditions were household names, people often lacked adequate support services — both for patients and the loved ones taking care of them. Some twenty years ago, a Houston organization was created […]

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Selling the Pension Plan, and Helping the Homeless: Thursday’s Show (November 10, 2016)

Posted on · A couple of weeks ago, the Houston City Council passed a resolution of support for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s proposal to reform the city’s pensions system. As News 88.7 reported, the deal includes $2.5 billion in benefit reductions, changes to annual cost of living adjustments and increased employee contributions. Mayor Turner says the proposal will lower […]

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Summer Reading: Children’s Book Helps Kids Deal with a Loved One’s Dementia

Posted on · We continue our summer reading series today as we talk with Houstonian Toby Haberkorn, author of When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember. It’s a children’s book designed to help kids and their parents talk about and understand what happens when a grandparent develops dementia. With the increasing numbers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other […]