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Clear Your Clutter Day 2016


NAPO-Austin is excited to present our 10th Annual Clear Your Clutter Day 2016! Celebrate Get Organized Month in January by clearing your clutter with all of our fabulous event partners! Saturday, January 30th, 2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm at 10010 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX 78750 (Bethany United Methodist Church) Come early! The trucks may get too full as the 2:00 closing time approaches! The public is...
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New Post-Acute Capabilities of Skilled Nursing Facilities


Skilled Nursing Facilities, what many once thought were nursing homes, are becoming more sophisticated and proactive in the care for their patients. These advanced facilities are now providing specialized approaches in nursing and therapy programs designed to deliver optimal care. The specific focus is on returning the patient to his/her normal life. The INTERACT (Interventions...
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AGE of Central Texas Celebrates 30th Anniversary Year with New Programming


AGE of Central Texas – the regional non-profit serving senior adults and family caregivers – celebrates its 30th year in 2016.  To mark this landmark anniversary, the community organization will debut a new “Caregiver Lecture Series,” recognize philanthropic leaders with the 22nd annual AGE Awards, and launch the Bert Kruger Smith and Willie Kocurek Legacy Fund...
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Strokes: Causes and Symptoms


Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. They devastatingly take away people’s independence and are the most common cause of adult disability. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, or when a blood vessel within the brain ruptures. A stroke deprives the...
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What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?


One of the most commonly asked questions in memory care is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Though they are quite often (and mistakenly) used interchangeably, there are key differences that will help distinguish the two. Since approaches to Alzheimer’s and dementia care can also vary, it’s even more crucial for medical professionals, patients,...
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