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How to Begin a New Career as a Caregiver

Texarkana - Starting the journey of being a caregiver, whether you are working professionally or supporting your loved one who needs care, is a journey that comes with a lot of unknown. You ask yourself questions like, “How will I know what to do? What if I make a mistake and it makes them worse? [...]

Caregiving Tips to Beat the Heat

Pine Bluff - The hot summer months are upon us, and we have some tips to help you and the loved ones you care for stay safe during the summer: Limit sun exposure during the hottest part of the day (10 AM- 2 PM). The sun's rays are strongest during this time. Be sure to [...]

Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness on The Longest Day

Jonesboro - Students in the Alzheimer's and Dementia course in Jonesboro are not only learning about dementia, they are also "going purple" for the Longest Day campaign.  Held annually on June 21, the longest day is a campaign of the Alzheimer's Association to raise funds and awareness for the global epidemic. Schmieding students become certified [...]

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 [...]

Why do we train family caregivers? NPR’s latest podcast provides good insight.

NPR podcast looks at the challenges of being a family caregiver without adequate training.  Our IHA classes and free family caregiver programs throughout Arkansas give our communities the tools and resource they need to care for older adult. Listen to NPR's "Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve"

Caregiving Tip of the Month – Preventing Aspiration

The word aspiration describes a condition where a person accidentally sucks fluids or a foreign body into their airway as they are taking a breath. People can aspirate on small pieces of food, a sip of water or even their own saliva. For certain older adults, such as those with chronic diseases or those who [...]

Reynolds Institute Celebrates Family Caregivers

Two guest speakers from out of state recently found something at UAMS they wanted to take back with them more than any souvenir: the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program. “You have no idea how fortunate you are in Arkansas,” said John Schall, CEO of the national Caregiver Action Network. “The fact that there are several [...]

Schmieiding Home Caregiver Training featured on KTHV 11

The Family Caregiver class through the Schmieiding Home Caregiver Training Program at UAMS DWR Institute on Aging were promoted on KTHV 11 on November 15. These FREE 6 hour family caregiver classes for Alzheimer’s Dementia and Physical Skills are available throughout the year at the IOA and can people can register by calling 569-6500 or [...]

UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging Kicks Off Celebration of National Family Caregiver Month Nov. 9

The Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites the public to attend a celebration of National Family Caregiver Month starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 at the institute. “We want to recognize the 452,000 family caregivers who contribute to the care of older adults in Arkansas,” [...]

Join us in Celebration of National Family Caregiver’s Month!

Family Caregiving touches nearly every person in this country.  Whether it is helping care for a young person with a disability, providing support to an ill spouse or helping care for an older adult in the home thousands of people give selfishly of their time and resources to help improve the quality of life for [...]