Alzheimer’s/Dementia Experience: Take a Walk in Their Shoes

Nurse assisting disabled senior man using wheelchair

“The Alzheimer’s/Dementia Experience: Take a Walk in Their Shoes” will help care providers better understand the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, including loss of hearing, vision, sensory nerves, fine motor skills and onset of arthritis and neuropathy, for care providers. The goal of the event is to increase awareness of the physical challenges and sensory disorders common in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia so that caregivers and health care providers can provide care and living environments that are more suitable for these individuals.

The UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging serves the needs of an aging generation with the highest standards of research and care. It was established through a 1997 gift of $28.8 million from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and expanded through a 2009 foundation gift of $33.4 million. Within the institute is the Arkansas Aging Initiative (AAI), created from part of Arkansas’ share of the Master Tobacco Settlement to improve the health of older Arkansans through interdisciplinary clinical care and innovative education programs, and to influence state and national health policy. The AAI created nine Centers on Aging located throughout the state to provide senior adults access to quality care within a 60-mile drive from their homes. These nine centers offer the Schmieding Home Caregiver Program to provide opportunities for the elderly to stay in their homes.

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