Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging


June 10, 2019

UAMS Sets Summer Computer Classes for Adults

Linda Haymes

LITTLE ROCK – Two computer classes – Intermediate Computers and Computer Basics – will be taught this summer for adults at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. The courses will be presented by the Little Rock Digital Learning Center, a nonprofit volunteer group in collaboration with LifeQuest…


March 18, 2019

Virtual Reality Reveals Challenges of Aging

Ben Boulden

Using virtual reality technology, Nathan King experiences a simulation of vision and hearing loss.

Nathan King was experiencing hearing loss and the blurred vision that comes with macular degeneration even though his eyes and ears were just fine. Through a computer simulation, King, an education coordinator in the new UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation, was learning what the challenges are for older adults who live with these…


January 15, 2019

UAMS Receives Building from Schmieding Foundation

David Wise

The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education to UAMS.

The Schmieding Foundation in Springdale has given the $4.85 million building that houses the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Pearl McElfish, Ph.D., vice chancellor for the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, joined Schmieding Foundation President Gilda Underwood and Schmieding Foundation Vice President/Treasurer…


December 17, 2018

UAMS Sets January Computer Classes for Adults

Linda Haymes

LITTLE ROCK – Two computer classes – Computer Basics and Intermediate Computers – and one 50-minute workshop will be taught in January for adults at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. The courses will be presented by the LifeQuest Digital Learning. Little Rock Digital Learning Center, a…


December 11, 2018

Dementia Update Helps Educate Caregivers, Health Care Professionals

Ben Boulden

G. Allen Power speaks to the Dementia Update audience about the role medication plays in caring for patients with dementia.

People with dementia too often are seen as problems to be managed and medicated instead of individuals who clinicians and caregivers should listen to and work with, G. Allen Power, M.D., said.


November 15, 2018

UAMS Researchers Receive $1.8 Million to Study Common Mechanisms Shared by Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases

Ben Boulden

Srinivas Ayyadevara, left, Robert Shmookler Reis and research associate Ramani Alla stop for a photo in their UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute lab.

A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently was awarded a $1.8 million, five-year grant by the National Institute on Aging to investigate common pathways that contribute to the aging of various tissues.


October 5, 2018

19th Geriatric Update Spotlights Caring for Patients with Terminal, Advanced Dementia

Ben Boulden

Angela Catic, M.D., speaks about tube feeding versus hand feeding with advanced dementia patients.

In caring for a patient with advanced dementia, hand feeding can give them something much more than simply nutrition near the end of life. It can give them a feeling of comfort, support and contentment, Angela Catic, M.D., said to the audience at the 19th annual Geriatric Update and Long-term Care Conference held Sept. 20-22 at UAMS.


September 28, 2018

UAMS-Sponsored Senior Expo Attracts More Than 1,500

Ben Boulden

UAMS staff visit with one of the attendees at the Senior Expo at the Statehouse Convention Center.

Sept. 28, 2018 | More than 1,500 seniors thronged the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock to add another banner year to the Senior Expo’s history of success.


September 4, 2018

Angela Norman, D.N.P., Named Director of Centers on Aging at UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging

Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK — Angela Norman, D.N.P., has been named the director of the Centers on Aging, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Norman succeeds Claudia Beverly, Ph.D., R.N., who retired last year. The Reynold Institute’s network of seven Centers on Aging seeks…


August 16, 2018

UAMS Researcher Receives $2.1 Million Grant To Determine Best Nutrition for Military Combat, Training

Ben Boulden

Arny Ferrando, Ph.D., recently received a $2.1 million grant from the Department of Defense to determine the best nutrition for military personnel in combat. Ferrando is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Arny Ferrando, Ph.D., recently received $2.1 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to determine the best possible nutrition for military personnel engaged in combat and combat training.



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