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July 23, 2019

From The Director’s Desk

By Robin McAtee, PhD, RN, FACHE, Director, Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC), a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging (DWR IOA) Summer 2019   I begin this letter with some exciting news. It was announced on June 10 that we were…


Helping Your Patients with the Medicare Maze

By Kathy Packard, MS, M.Ed., LPC Oaklawn Center on Aging   As a healthcare professional, you may be asked questions regarding Medicare. If your patients are approaching their 65th birthday or currently enrolled Medicare, they may be receiving daily mail with Medicare information, supplemental insurance and prescription drug plans (Part D).   With open enrollment in October…


Drug-Induced Parkinsonism in Older Adults

by Rachel Briggler, PharmD candidate and Lisa Hutchison, PharmD, FCCP, MPH, BCPS, BCGP University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy   Drug-induced parkinsonism (DIP) is one of the most common non-vascular neurological disorders in older adults but tends to go undiagnosed due to the similarities with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).2-3 DIP is an acute…


Involving Students in Holistic Wellness for Seniors

By Alicia S. Landry, PhD, RDN, LDN, SNS Lydia Sartain, MS, RD, LD, CDE Nina Roofe, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND, CNWE College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Central Arkansas   Making the aging process fulfilling and enjoyable should be the goal of healthcare providers working with older adults. While indicators of wellness have…


Ways to improve health in your geriatric patients

By Dalton Smith, ATC, 1st Year SPT College of Nursing and Health Professions  Arkansas State University   In 2015 the world population of adults over the age of 60 was at 900 million but by 2050 that number is projected to be at 2 billion1! With this we should expect our patient population demographics to shift…


April 23, 2019

Director of the UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative

Robin McAtee, Ph.D. is an assistant professor and director of the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Geriatrics. Dr. Robin McAtee is the Primary Investigator and Project Director of the UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative, a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration Health Services.   She…


Suicide Prevention in the Older Adult Population

By Alex Henry, BS-CD & Hannah Speer, OTD/S College of Nursing and Health Professions Arkansas State University   Every day 10,000 people turn 65 years old (Heimlich & Heimlich, 2014). Because of this, the elderly adult population is increasing rapidly. Of this elderly population, 40% will need some form of long term care whether it…


Communicating with patients. What is the best strategy?

By Jacquie Rainey, DrPH, MCHES College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Central Arkansas   Effective communication with patients is integral to a patient and family-centered approach to care. Effective communication contains elements such as establishing rapport, gaining trust, determining readiness to learn (change), considering the patient’s perspective and asking the right questions. The question…


Behavioral problems in dementia

By Priya Priyambada, MD AGEC Geriatric Fellow Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Geriatrics University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences   The elderly population is the fastest growing cohort of people in the United States. The number of Americans 65 and older is approximately 46 million presently but this number is projected to double by 2060,…


Chronic Pain Self-Management Program: A Community Approach to Build Self-Efficacy in Pain Management

By Theresa Horton, MNSc, CNP, GNP-BC Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, UAMS   Chronic pain can be caused by multiple problems including disease processes, muscle tension, muscle deconditioning, lack of or poor quality sleep, stress, anxiety or other difficult emotions and even certain medications. For many a “pain cycle” appears with one symptom leading…



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