//Tag:Alzheimer's disease

Dementia Update Educates Health Care Professionals, Caregivers

Dec. 12, 2017 | If nothing improves in dementia care in the next three decades, then by 2050 taking care of people with dementia will cost $1 trillion annually in the United States, a guest speaker warned Dec. 2 during the Dementia Update conference at UAMS. Lyketsos, M.D., left, visits with Mark Pippenger, M.D., [...]

By | 2017-12-12T10:39:19+00:00 December 12th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Reynolds Institute Celebrates Family Caregivers

Nov. 20, 2017 | When caring for someone with dementia, it’s vital to learn to love that person for being who they are now, rather than the memory of who they were, according to all three former family caregivers who participated  on a discussion panel as part of the celebration of caregivers at the UAMS [...]

By | 2017-11-20T14:13:32+00:00 November 20th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

STOP Alzheimer’s Forum Discusses Latest Developments

Nov. 14, 2017 | The head of the world’s leading voluntary health association in Alzheimer’s care, support and research had a message for a STOP Alzheimer’s education forum: stay the course. Several dozen people filled the Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging on Oct. 30 to hear Harry [...]

By | 2017-11-14T11:59:25+00:00 November 14th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Free Family Caregiver Workshop to be held Feb. 23

EL DORADO – The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will hold a free family caregiver workshop on Feb. 23 for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. [...]

By | 2017-02-03T14:06:29+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|News Release|0 Comments

Family Caregiver Dementia Conference to Be Held Nov. 17

Nov. 1, 2016 | The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will hold a Dementia Conference for family caregivers Nov.17 at the Ritter Communications building, Red Wolf Room, 2400 Ritter Drive in Jonesboro. The conference will be held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. with lunch provided. Vendor [...]

By | 2017-03-23T08:49:07+00:00 November 1st, 2016|News Release|0 Comments

UAMS’ Sue Griffin, Ph.D., Awarded $10 Million by NIH for Alzheimer’s Research

Oct. 5, 2016 | Sue Griffin, Ph.D., an internationally known Alzheimer’s disease researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), leads a team that has received a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the causes and possible treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Griffin said the research team [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:42:34+00:00 October 5th, 2016|News Release, University News|0 Comments

Caregivers, Health Care Providers to Experience Symptoms of Dementia at Oct. 19 Simulation

Sept. 28, 2016 | The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host an event Oct.19 to simulate the symptoms of Azlheimer’s disease and dementia . “The Alzheimer’s/Dementia Experience: Take a Walk in Their Shoes” will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Schmieding Home Caregiver [...]

By | 2017-05-18T11:14:11+00:00 September 28th, 2016|News Release|0 Comments