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UCA Faculty and Students reach out to the community

UCA reached out to the community during Falls Awareness Month this past September.  Watch their segment on KTHV on the importance of falls prevention with older adults.  Dr. Letha Mosley presented during AGEC's "Patient Safety: Carfit and Low vision - Older adults" continuing education program this past year.  We are proud to partner with UCA [...]

By |December 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CE Event – Nov. 2 Communication Impairment with Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

Applicable CE documents will be posted soon. Unable to attend in person? Live Streaming link here: AGEC Collaborate Channel or attend at a participating remote location. Topic: Communication Impairment with Persons with Alzheimer's Disease Speaker: Richard Zraick, PhD Professor and Chair of Department of Communication and Disorders, University of Central Florida Objectives: After attending this presentation, the learner [...]

By |October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CE Event – Nov. 9 How the Caregiver Experience can Postively Impact The Patient Experience

Applicable CE documents will be posted soon. Unable to attend in person? Live Streaming link here: AGEC Collaborate Channel or attend at a participating remote location. Topic: How the Caregiver Experience can Positively Impact The Patient Experience Speaker: John Schall, CEO of Caregiver Action Network Objectives: After attending this presentation, the learner should • be able to describe [...]

By |October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ageless Grace® Events for Personal Practice and Certification

Ageless Grace® Events for Personal Practice and Certification Location: UAMS Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Dr. /  Little Rock, AR 72205, First Floor PART I: Personal Practice Seminar - Learn to include Ageless Grace in your daily life (4 hours of *CE)  -  (required for Educator certification) Thursday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m. to noon, $55.00 PART I & [...]

By |October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Proton-Pump Inhibitors as Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Older Adults

Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative By: Janna Hawthorne, PharmD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences In October 2015 the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released updates to the 2012 version of the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. A. new class of drugs, proton-pump Inhibitors (PPIs), was added to the 2015 [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|AGEC, UAMS|0 Comments

The Importance of Nutrition Assistance in Older Adulthood

by Alicia S. Landry, PhD, RD, LDN, SNS, Assistant Professor/University of Central of Central (UCA) After age fifty, there are many metabolic and physiologic changes impacting the nutritional needs of an individual. A slower metabolic rate with age is due to a decrease in muscle mass; this results in lower caloric needs. Many older people [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|AGEC, University of Central Arkansas|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

by Kathryn A. Packard, M.Ed., MS, LPC, CDP, CADDCT UAMS Oaklawn Center on Aging / Arkansas Aging Initiative In 2013, five million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease and by 2050 this number is projected to rise to 14 million according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|UAMS, Videos|0 Comments

From the Director’s Desk

Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative by Ronni Chernoff, PhD, FAND, FASPEN, AGEC Director and Professor, Reynolds Institute on Aging As we transition from an old year to a new one, it is always good to reflect on what we accomplished during 2015 and what our goals are for the new year. Our Geriatric Education [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|AGEC|0 Comments

Watch our video on Alzheimer’s help in Arkansas

By |February 12th, 2016|AGEC|0 Comments

Does the use of hearing aids improve balance — fact or fiction?

by D. Mike McDaniel, Professor of Communication Disorders / Arkansas State University Recently, a team of researchers from a prestigious medical school published the results of a study in which they reported that hearing aid use apparently resulted in improved balance within an elderly sample of hearing impaired individuals (Rumalla, Karim, and Hullar, 2015). These [...]

By |February 12th, 2015|Arkansas State University|0 Comments