GRECC Connect Site - Little Rock, AK

Team Members

Dr. Kimberly Garner is an experienced geriatrician and palliative care physician who is the Associate Director for Education and Evaluation at the VISN 16 Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center in Little Rock.  She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).  She conducts clinical demonstration projects and research to develop best practices that enhance communication between individuals, their support systems and healthcare providers about planning for future medical decisions.

Dr. Prasad Padala is a board certified geriatric psychiatrist. He is the Associate Director for Clinical activities at the VISN 16 Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and an associate Professor of psychiatry and geriatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is the Medical Director for the North Little Rock Memory Clinic, a multidisciplinary referral clinic implementing evidence based practices in the assessment and management of dementia and related behavioral problems. Dr. Padala is expanding the memory clinic to CBOCs via telehealth as part of the GRECC-Connect. He has 12 years of experience in clinical and research management of behavioral problems of dementia with an emphasis on Apathy, a profound loss of motivation with far reaching consequences. He has conducted six RCTs of apathy treatment including pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. These studies were funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institute of Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association. He enjoys collaborating with colleagues across the US and Canada in research and clinical demonstration projects.

Tanya Taylor, BSN, RN is the GRECC Connect Coordinator for Little Rock.  Tanya is a Registered Nurse with 10 years’ experience in Geriatrics, including long term care. Her interests include providing wellness education to older adults to assist them in living longer, more independent lives and the mental health of geriatrics.

Point of Contact: Tanya Taylor; 501-257-2502; tanya.taylor@va.gov


Highlights of modalities and implementations



presentations

Primary Care Essentials in Older Adults Webinar Series:

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Ask the Expert - Nutritional Issues in Advanced Dementia - Angela Catic, MD
March 27, 2019

Nutritional Issues in Advanced Dementia - Angela Catic, MD
March 26, 2019


Ask the Expert: Vision Changes in Older Adults - Richard Harper, MD
January 9, 2019


Vision Changes in Older Adults
- Richard Harper, MD
January 8, 2019


Ask the Expert - Cardiovascular, Smoking & Dementia - Lana Brown, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, VHA-CM
November 14, 2018


Cardiovascular, Smoking & Dementia - Lana Brown, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, VHA-CM
November 13, 2018


Ask the Expert - Geriatric Syndromes - Nutrition - Dennis Sullivan, MD
September 18, 2018


Geriatric Syndromes - Nutrition - Dennis Sullivan, MD
September 11, 2018


Ask the Expert - Suicide Prevention - Prasad Padala, MD
August 16, 2018

Suicide Prevention: Lunch & Learn - Prasad Padala, MD
August 15, 2018

Geriatric Syndromes - Falls - David Ganz, MD, PhD
July 12, 2018

Geriatric Syndromes - Depression - Prasad Padala, MD
May 8, 2018

Addressing Insomnia Complaints in Later Life - Geriatric Syndromes - Steve Barczi, MD
March 8, 2018

Optimizing Care in Advanced Dementia - Geriatric Syndromes Presentation -
Angela G. Catic, MD
January 11, 2018

Polypharmacy - Geriatric Syndromes Presentation - Zhiva Brown, PharmD, BCGP
November 9, 2017

Managing Pain: Palliative Care Essentials in Older Adults - Julie M. Phillips, MD
September 14, 2017

Goals of Care Conversations & Levels of Care: Palliative Care Essentials in Older Adults - Shaida Talebreza, MD and Eric Widera, MD
July 13, 2017

Resources Available to Veterans: Palliative Care Essentials in Older Adults - Hillary Lum, MD and Stephanie Foust, LCSW
May 11, 2017


Caregiver Support: Palliative Care Essentials in Older Adults - Elizabeth Holman, PsyD
March 9, 2017

Advance Care Planning: Palliative Care Essentials in Older Adults - Kimberly Garner, MD
February 9, 2017

Introduction: Palliative Care Essentials in Older Adults - Scott Shreve, DO, Beth Milligan, MD, and Kimberly Garner, MD
December 8, 2016

Other related programs

Map of GRECC Connect Center and Affiliated Sites



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