Beverly Healthcare donates $80,000 To UAMS for Alzheimer’s Research

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Cornelia Beck, Ph.D., R.N., director of the Center on Aging’s Memory Research Center, and a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine and College of Nursing, said the money will provide $20,000 grants to supplement the work of four young researchers. The Beverly Healthcare gift will supply startup funds while these researchers secure federal funding, a process that can take up to two years.

Patrice Acosta, Beverly Healthcare senior vice president of Quality of Life Programs and a Reynolds Center on Aging Advisory Board member, said Beverly is committed to working to address the needs of those with Alzheimer’s, and their families.

“As a leading provider of eldercare services, Beverly sees firsthand the impact Alzheimer’s has on individuals and those who experience the heartbreak of watching their loved ones gradually lose more and more of the world they have known,” Acosta said.

Beck said the four studies underway are research on the relationship of sleep and cognitive ability, end-of-life care for Alzheimer’s patients, computer-assisted stimulating activity and quality of life for patients in long-term care facilities. These studies are being conducted by Dean Blevins, Ph.D., Catherine Cole, D.N.Sc., Sunghee Tak, Ph.D., R.N., and Pao-Feng Tsai, Ph.D., R.N.