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Ask the Experts!

ASK THE EXPERTS! An important event for Seniors–and those who love them–in one, information-packed day. It’s all on Wednesday this week. If you follow our Facebook posts, you know we provide a variety of timely information you can use. It’s the perfect time to come join us and have your questions answered in a no-obligation discussion with leading experts who are in the know. Wednesday, Aug 3, 10:00 a.m. at the Advocates for the Independent office. RSVP by calling (713) 609-9908. We’ll be happy to see you!

Wednesday, August 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Speakers will include experts in several important areas you want to know more about. Topics include Medicare & Supplemental Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, VA Benefits, and Home Care for the Homebound. We also will have information on Essential Oils & Wellness Solutions. Lunch to follow.

Join us this Wednesday, Aug 3, at the AFTI office at 11875 W. Little York, Suite 1005. RSVP by calling (713) 609-9908. We’ll see you there!

Stress Check!

I wish I’d known then what I know now. When Alzheimer’s entered my world in the early 2000s, resources for help and information were scarce. (Maybe we just didn’t know where to look?) We Googled “Stages of Alzheimer’s,” so we sort of knew what was coming but never knew specifically how bad it would get....
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Prepare for the inevitable

My father loved being a dad. My brother says he became a teacher so he would have the same holidays as us kids. He taught us to play 42 (dominoes) and Pinochle before we even started elementary school. Once we were teenagers, he taught all our friends to play tennis; weekends and summers were filled...
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Take care of yourself

We see so many articles, lectures, and books that preach increased awareness of caregiver burnout and caregiver stress. “Take care of yourself,” they tell us. “Take time for yourself and find ways to relax.” Frank Broyles, University of Arkansas coaching legend, wrote Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers after caring for his wife, Barbara. She...
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