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    From The Director's Desk

    January 15, 2020 | wthomasson

    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) Winter 2020 Happy New Year and Happy New Decade from all of us at the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative!  I…

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    Integrated Care: The Role of Mental Health Practitioners on the Primary Health Care Team

    January 15, 2020 | wthomasson

    By Kevin Rowell, PhD Department of Psychology and Counseling University of Central Arkansas   As with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2017, U.S. health care continues to develop the patient-centered medical home model as a way of efficiently coordinating health care delivery. Especially for older patients where complexity of health care is…

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    Promoting Safe Driving Among Older Adults Using Driving Simulation Technology

    January 15, 2020 | wthomasson

    By Amanda Mohler, OTD, OTR/L Department of Occupational Therapy Arkansas State University   Driving is a dynamic task requiring the active engagement of an individual's sensory, perceptual, cognitive, and motor systems. However, as individuals age, the systems are at risk of declining, resulting in poorer accuracy of driving performance. Research shows the effects of aging…

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    What’s New in the 2019 Guidelines for Community-Acquired Pneumonia?

    January 15, 2020 | wthomasson

    By Blaze Calderon, Juliana Oguh, and Lisa C. Hutchison, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCGP University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy   Several factors increase the frequency of infection and pneumonia in older adults including lowered immune function, the presence of comorbid conditions, and nursing home residence.1 Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is defined as an…

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    Geriatric Student Scholars Selected for 2020

    January 15, 2020 | wthomasson

    By Whitney Thomasson, MAP Research Assistant UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative   It is with great pleasure that the UAMS Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) announces its 2020 selection for the Geriatric Student Scholars program: Abbey Belote (Doctorate of Physical Therapy student), Caitlyn Crowder (Doctorate of Audiology student), Serena Van (Doctorate of Pharmacy student), Rebekah…

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    From The Director's Desk

    October 24, 2019 | wthomasson

    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) Fall 2019   Hello everyone from the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC), the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program for Arkansas. Summer…

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