Center for Geriatrics

Happy, healthy and 100

By Jan Jarvis Though she’s 100 years old, a little arthritis doesn’t do much to slow down Mae Cora Peterson. She lives alone, starts her day with a round of crossword puzzles and goes to church on Sunday. Sometimes she needs to be reminded to use her cane as she rambles around the Fort Worth... Read more »

Aug 7, 2017

Diane Hawley, PhD

New champions for elderly patients

By Jan Jarvis   As a pharmacist, Michelle Cefaretti dispenses medications to elderly patients every day. But when she wanted to do more to help her older patients and their caregivers, she didn’t know where to start. The Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute changed that. As part of the program, the JPS Magnolia Health Clinic pharmacist... Read more »

Jun 12, 2017

A virtual tour of dementia

By Jan Jarvis   After struggling to take her morning pill, Dr. Gillian Greer collapsed on the couch and sighed. “I feel like I can’t focus on anything,” she said. “I can’t remember what I am supposed to be doing.” For Greer, a physician and resident with JPS Health Network, experiencing what life is like... Read more »

Dec 6, 2016

Knebl patient

The multi-generational geriatrician

By Jan Jarvis   At a glance The trend Americans are living longer. The average life expectancy in the United States is now 78. The need By 2030, about 30,000 geriatricians will be needed to care for 21 million older Americans. It is projected that 30 percent of the 65-plus population will need to be... Read more »

Oct 7, 2016