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Helping a Couple Cope with Alzheimer’s

A man we’ll call “Max” had worked on road construction for 45 years before beingdiagnosed four years ago with dementia and about six months ago with Alzheimer’s. Now 68, he has a risk of falling, and he tends to wander looking for his childhood home. […]

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Grants Awarded for Falls Prevention and Elder Care

More Texans falling less. That’s the aim of a $602,779 federal grant awarded to United Way for a new project called FREE (Falls Reduction Education and Empowerment). The grant was one of only seven such grants awarded nationwide by the U.S. Department of Health and […]

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Symposium Focuses on Improving Health Literacy

May is Older Americans Month, a month that focuses on a key group of healthcare consumers, so it’s an appropriate time for the health literacy symposium that is under way today, May 19, as part of United Way’s LIVE WELL health initiative. The symposium is […]

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Thank You for Helping Tarrant County Adults LIVE WELL

Ongoing health concerns take a tremendous physical, emotional and financial toll. Many costs are due to preventable hospitalizations and nursing home placements. We’ve set out to improve the lives of 17,000 adults with ongoing health concerns by 2020, using strategies that are getting compassionate and […]

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