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Comfort First: offering comfort-focused dementia care

August 29, 2022

More than one million Americans have late-stage dementia. Sadly, they suffer significantly from physical pain, neuropsychiatric distress symptoms, and medical complications. On top of that, these people also often deal with hospital and emergency room visits.

MSTAR Scholars spend a summer with UNC Geriatrics

August 17, 2022

Since 2010, the UNC Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR)* Program, led by PI, Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, has welcomed 148 medical and osteopathic students to Chapel Hill. These students all came to gain experience in aging-related research. Students are paired with an UNC faculty mentor that currently has funding in an aging-related research area. … Continued

Dr. Shakira J. Grant selected for PRIDE cohort

May 2, 2022

Dr. Shakira J. Grant, an assistant professor in the Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Hematology, was recently selected for the 2022 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) cohort.

UNC Geriatrics Clinic April 2022 Update

April 11, 2022

UNC Geriatrics is the largest older adult-focused primary care practice in the Triangle. Also, the past two years have been eventful for the clinic.

International Federation of Delirium Societies launches delirium journals

March 24, 2022

In conjunction with World Delirium Awareness Day on March 16, 2022, the International Federation of Delirium Societies launched two new delirium journals. Delirium and Delirium Communications are official online publications of The International Federation of Delirium Societies – the European Delirium Association, the American Delirium Society, and the Australasian Delirium Association. By necessity, addressing delirium … Continued

Center staff receive 2022 Staff Professional Development Grants

March 14, 2022

The UNC Center for Aging and Health is proud to recognize Tiffany Driesse, Jennifer Hubbard, and Angela Williamson as recipients of UNC School of Medicine Staff Professional Development Grants. The School of Medicine launched this pilot program as an additional resource for supporting ongoing staff development. These professional development grants cover Spring 2022 expenses related … Continued

Dr. John Batsis presents to National Council on Aging

March 2, 2022

In October 2021, Dr. John Batsis represented the American Geriatrics Society at an Obesity and Equitable Aging Roundtable held by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). As a follow-up to that event, the NCOA held a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Featured in this meeting was Dr. Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD, the Deputy … Continued

Easing fears in the hospital for people living with dementia

February 23, 2022

Cristine Henage is the Assistant Director of Training and Research for the Center for Aging and Health in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UNC. Over the UNC December Holiday break, she put some old yarn to use by crocheting sleeves for dementia patients. But what’s the purpose of these sleeves?