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How education, race, and ethnicity may factor in who gets dementia and mild cognitive impairment News

How education, race, and ethnicity may factor in who gets dementia and mild cognitive impairment

KERA’s Sam Baker talks about why dementia isn't all about age with Dr. Molly Camp, an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry Department of UT Southwestern Medical Center.
College students help aging patients who are hospitalized News

College students help aging patients who are hospitalized

The UT Southwestern medical student met with patients as part of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), a joint effort between UTSW and the Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at the University of Texas at Dallas that sends student volunteers to help geriatric patients retain their cognitive skills and maintain their physical well-being during their hospital stay.
Poor sleep can lead to long-term health problems for older adults, UTSW specialists say News

Poor sleep can lead to long-term health problems for older adults, UTSW specialists say

It’s a common misconception that older adults need less sleep than those younger, but many get fewer hours due to insomnia and various health problems, including sleep apnea and heart trouble.
Dr. Sarah Wingfield to Participate in AAMC Leadership Seminar News

Dr. Sarah Wingfield to Participate in AAMC Leadership Seminar

Sarah Wingfield, M.D., an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency program, has been accepted into the Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
What happened to Mitch McConnell occurs to many older adults each year. Here's how to avoid falling News

What happened to Mitch McConnell occurs to many older adults each year. Here's how to avoid falling

The CDC says one in four older adults falls each year. KERA’s Sam Baker talks about why with Dr. Deborah Freeland, an assistant professor of geriatric medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
The (surprising) benefits of walking News

The (surprising) benefits of walking

Dr. Anupama Gangavati, Geriatric Specialist, and Dr. Suganthi Kandasamy, Orthopaedist, talk with the Dallas Morning News about more than 100 benefits received from brisk walks and the importance of having the right footwear.
Meet our Health and Aging Policy Fellow News

Meet our Health and Aging Policy Fellow

The yearlong fellowship offers a rich and unique training and enrichment program that is focused on current policy issues, communication skills development, and professional networking opportunities to provide fellows with the experience and skills necessary to help affect policy.
Excellence for Healthsystem Elders News

Excellence for Healthsystem Elders

The nurse-driven NICHE program strives to create transformational change within the field of geriatrics. This change will enable health care professionals to prioritize inclusive research, techniques, and practices to improve outcomes for older adults.
UTSW House Calls for the Elderly Even More Valuable in the COVID-19 Crisis News

UTSW House Calls for the Elderly Even More Valuable in the COVID-19 Crisis

UT Southwestern's COVE program, Care Of the Vulnerable Elderly, was created by Dr. Jamshed and provides in-home primary care visits for the elderly in Dallas.
UT Southwestern geriatric fracture initiatives result in expedited care and shorter hospital stays News

UT Southwestern geriatric fracture initiatives result in expedited care and shorter hospital stays

A multidisciplinary effort to improve care for older patients who arrive at the emergency room with a hip fracture has decreased the time before they have surgery, shortened hospital stays, and resulted in better follow-up care.
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Video

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

The Division of Geriatric Medicine offers a challenging and exciting fellowship program. The fellowship is based in the Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern and its affiliated hospitals, the Dallas Veterans Administration Medical Center and Parkland Hospital.
UT Southwestern's COVE Program Receives 2020 Video

UT Southwestern's COVE Program Receives 2020 "Leaders in Clinical Excellence" Award

Seniors need better primary care access and fewer hospital admissions. UT Southwestern's geriatric specialists target both concerns with COVE – an award-winning house call program that delivers precision medicine to people who need it most.

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