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    From The Director’s Desk

    January 31, 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)   Happy New Year from all of us at the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative! I hope everyone had a wonderful…

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    Screening for Dementia

    January 30, 2019 | wthomasson

    By Kevin Rowell, Ph.D. Department of Psychology and Counseling, University of Central Arkansas   It seemed to Karen that her 78 year-old mother was having more trouble remembering people’s names, recalling the right words to use in a conversation, and driving with some confusion about which routes to take. Karen noted that her mother’s difficulties…

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    Tech and Aging

    January 30, 2019 | wthomasson

    By Jessica Camp, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC College of Nursing & Health Professions, Arkansas State University   It appears that more older adults are using technology in their daily lives (Davis, 2019). According to a study by AARP, mobile devices and computers are the primary technology used by this population (Anderson, 2017, p. 3). To a…

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    It’s not all sunshine and roses: Closing the rehab gap

    January 30, 2019 | wthomasson

    By Christopher S. Walter, PT, DPT, PhD AGEC Geriatric Fellow Assistant Professor Department of Physical Therapy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Fayetteville   Have you ever considered that your current treatment of drug therapies is not working for you? If you have, you aren’t alone. In fact, the top-ten highest grossing drugs in the…

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    High-Risk Over-the-Counter Medications for Older Adults

    January 7, 2019 | wthomasson

    By Katie Cummins, PharmD Candidate 2019 and Lisa Hutchison, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCGP, FCCP Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at UAMS   As our patients age, their bodies undergo physiological changes that alter their responses to many drugs. Kidney and liver function decline so that some drugs stay in the body longer or accumulate to…

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    Geriatric Student Scholars Selected for FY 2019

    January 4, 2019 | sajni

    It is with great pleasure that the Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative (AGEC) announces its 2019 selection for the Geriatric Student Scholars program – Samantha Pennington, a third-year College of Pharmacy student; Taylor Bennett, a third-year College of Medicine student, Holly Bennett, a second-year College of Health Professions student and Larreasha Adams from the College of…

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