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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 […]