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Back to School

Texarkana, AR Kids aren’t the only ones heading back to school this fall. Come check out the Schmieding Home Caregiver training in Texarkana, AR and learn how you can become a caregiver! We were honored to be a part of the annual Hillier Community Healthfair again this year. Pictured: Kasandra Guilbeau, Stephanie Cottle, RN, Stacy [...]

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Training in August

Jonesboro, AR - When caring for an older adult with Alzheimer's or other dementia's, certain behaviors as well as communicating with the person can be very challenging.  Successful outcomes ARE possible with specific education about the condition. Our 3 day Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care certification course is not only for paraprofessionals, it’s also recommended for [...]

Center on Aging Senior Expo

Jonesboro, AR - The Center on Aging and Schmieding Home Caregiver training in Jonesboro will host a premiere event this fall in celebration of National Family Caregiver Month in November.  All things for Senior Adults will be the focus and include a "Back to the 50's" theme. To be held at the former Fairgrounds location [...]

Free Caregiver Workshop Sept 9

Join trainers from the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) for a 4-hour workshop that provides vital information to caregivers of any age. UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium 629 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock Saturday-Sept 9, 2017 To register, please contact Mark Gibbons at or call 501-526-5750. [...]

ALS Support Group to Meet in Jonesboro

The Arkansas Chapter of the ALS Association and UAMS Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program will host a support group gathering for families, volunteers and others interested in learning more about ways to provide support to families dealing with ALS.   Open to anyone in the Northeast Arkansas region, the group will meet at the UAMS location [...]

Type 2 Diabetes – Did you know?

Question: When you read a food label which item(s) guide you on how the food will affect your blood sugar and weight? Answer: B - serving size and total carbohydrates. When living with diabetes, it is important to monitor the amount of carbohydrates you consume per day to maintain a healthy diet and blood sugar. Want to learn [...]

The Spencer Family – Little Rock, AR

Free Family Caregiver Workshops on Dementia in February

Our Springdale, El Dorado and Fort Smith Schmieding centers will conduct FREE Family Caregiver Workshops focused on dementia and Alzheimer disease sponsored through a grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. The workshop will present an [...]

Diabetes – Did you know?

Question: What kind of regular physical activity is recommended for people with diabetes? Answer: Walking at least 30 minutes a day.  Physical activity does have to be an formal exercise practice or routine. The purpose of physical activity is to increase your heart rate and bloodflow. If you or a loved one has type 1 or [...]

Family Caregiving for Aging Loved Ones, a Hot Topic for 2017

In 2017, experts predict more people than ever before will take on the responsibility of helping care for an aging loved one.  As the number of family caregivers increase across America, attention on the challenges of Family Caregiving is gaining momentum.  The realities of caring for an older adult and what this role entails is [...]