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    From The Director's Desk

    July 28, 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) Summer 2020   Summer of 2020, I think is one most of us will never forget.  It has changed many…

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    AGEC Educational Programs Improving Knowledge for Arkansans

    July 27, 2020 | wthomasson

    By Undergraduate students Nicole Henry, Rachel Lance, Alexis Ozden, and Sarah Wilson and Jennifer Peszka, PhD Department of Psychology Hendrix College   Over the last year, AGEC presented two of our educational programs (Understanding Opioids Forum and Elder Abuse and Neglect Awareness) to almost 200 people across Arkansas. This spring, a group of Hendrix students and…

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    Lemborexant: Is it the Newest Wonder Drug for Insomnia in the Elderly?

    July 27, 2020 | wthomasson

    By Hayley Harrington, PharmD candidate and Lisa C. Hutchison, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCGP University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy   Many older adults suffer from insomnia and struggle to find a treatment that works for them. 1 Untreated insomnia can increase the risk of cognitive impairment, cardiovascular disease, depression, and metabolic syndrome.…

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    Social Participation in Assisted Living Facilities: Occupational Therapy’s Role

    July 27, 2020 | wthomasson

    By Amanda Mohler, OTD, OTR/L Department of Occupational Therapy Arkansas State University   The number of older adults residing in the United States is becoming unparalleled. Advances in medical care, aging baby boomers, and increased life expectancy are common causes related to an increase in the aging population. By 2030, all baby boomers will be…

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    Physical Disability and Mortality in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Justification for Exercise

    July 27, 2020 | wthomasson

    By David Taylor, PhD, PT Department of Physical Therapy University of Central Arkansas   Type 2 diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from insulin resistance.  Research studies indicate that complications such as cardiovascular disease,1 peripheral vascular disease, 2 retinopathy, 3 and loss of physical function 4 are associated with type 2…

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    Meet Our 2020 Geriatric Fellows

    June 15, 2020 | wthomasson

    UAMS AGEC 2020 Geriatric Fellows Robin McAtee, PhD, RN, FACHE, Director and Ronni Chernoff, PhD, FAND, FASPEN, AGEC Associate Director are pleased to announce awardees for the 2020 Junior Faculty Fellowships in geriatrics at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at UAMS. Obioma Nwaiwu, MD, PhD and Stephanie Trotter, PhD, RN were notified of…

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