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From the Director’s Desk

By Ronni Chenoff, PhD, FAND, FASPEN UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative   The Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC), a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, is working on goals and objectives for the second year of this program to educate health professionals, students, caregivers, first responders and the general public about issues and topics that affect our [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|AGEC, UAMS|0 Comments

10 Interesting Facts about Senior Citizens

By Regina V. Gibson, MALS, RN, CHES UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative   1. Senior Citizens are Still Active in the Workforce There are currently over 5 million senior citizens who are active in the work force. That means that 5 million older people are still sharing their skills and expertise to help make the [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|AGEC, UAMS, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Use of Technology and Home Exercise Compliance in Older Adults

By Chad Lairamore, PhD, PT, GCS, NCS and Sarah Walker, DPT University of Central Arkansas Patient compliance has been a consistent challenge to ensuring appropriate treatment within all fields of healthcare.1-3 Not only is compliance crucial to decreasing healthcare costs by  minimizing wasted healthcare dollars on repeated services where benefits are not fully realized; compliance [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|AGEC, UAMS, University of Central Arkansas|0 Comments

From the Director’s Desk

by Ronni Chernoff, PhD, AGEC Director and Professor, Department of Geriatrics We are getting started on year 2 of the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC), a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. We just completed a progress report for the year that ended June 30, 2016. During 2015-2016, the partners in the AGEC offered 37 academic courses, [...]

By |August 4th, 2016|AGEC, Uncategorized|0 Comments

From the Director’s Desk

Ronni Chernoff, PhD, FAND, FASPEN, Director We are coming to the end of the first year of the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative, a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. It is an appropriate time to look back on our first year and recap some of the continuing and new achievements. We continue to be proud [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|AGEC|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

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

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