August 12, 2020

2020 Volunteer Respite Training

April 12, 2019

10 Tips for Family Caregivers

10 Tips for Family Caregivers

Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone! Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you. Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors. Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often. Watch out…

February 13, 2019

Benefits of Becoming a CNA


As the country’s population ages, employment opportunities are maturing and expanding, too, especially for credentialed, trained Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) caring for seniors. The U.S. Census Bureau reports the segment of the nation’s population older than 65 is projected to nearly double in the next three decades. Not surprisingly, some 300,000 new jobs are expected…

September 5, 2018

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

Angela Norman, DNP

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…

June 15, 2018

The Benefits of Being a Senior Volunteer

seniors volunteering

There are many benefits for seniors who serve the members of their community through volunteerism. Several research projects over the last few decades reveal that there is a significant link to decreased symptoms of depression and dementia in adults age 55 and over who volunteer their time. Maintaining cognitive health is an important concern of…

May 16, 2018

Physical Activity Key to Good Brain Health for the Caregiver

Couple Walking

We have known for a long time that exercise is good for the body and in particular the heart. Did you know exercise is also good for the brain? Cardiovascular exercise is not only good for your heart health. It increases your energy level, boosts your immune system, lowers your blood pressure, can improve your…

April 19, 2018

Caregiver Stress and Burnout


Caregivers, are you experiencing caregiver stress or burnout? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with dementia.  Approximately 35% of those 15 million caregivers report that their health has gotten worse due to caring for their loved one.  Obviously, caregiver stress is common among family caregivers. Caregiver Stress: If…

March 5, 2018

Medicare to Mail New Cards Starting April 2018

Medicare Card

Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards with new numbers to Arkansans starting April 2018.  The new ID numbers will no longer include the beneficiary’s Social Security number. This change is being made in an effort to combat fraud and identity theft. You do not need to take any action to receive your new card. Here…

Cold, Flu, or Allergy?

Tissue Box

You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best treatment. “If you know what you have, you won’t take medications that…

All Alzheimer’s is Dementia… But Not All Dementia is Alzheimer’s


Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life.  It is caused by physical changes in the brain.  From, the following are different types of dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease:  This is the most common type of dementia.  Alzheimer’s accounts for an estimated 60 to…