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overview I have thirteen years of experience in conducting treatment trials in frail elderly. I have focused on alternate modalities to promote exercise in elderly. To overcome various barriers for exercise, I conducted a series of studies investigating the feasibility and efficacy of Nintendo Wii-Fit on gait, and balance in various settings funded by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Later I focused on exercise adherence and ways to improve the same. My current study funded by the RR&D Merit grant is studying the efficacy and lasting effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on executive function, exercise performance, self-efficacy and adherence to an adequately dosed, targeted Wii-Fit. The goal of the project is to improve various components of balance in sedentary older Veterans using engaging exercise programs in their home setting. Clinically, I evaluate patients in the multidisciplinary memory clinic at the VA. I also lead the comprehensive physical activity promotion clinic, The Geriatric Walking Clinic that I started in 2013. Over 800 Veterans and caregivers have participated in the program and the clinic provides us a naturalistic experiment to study the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on exercise adherence and executive function in older Veterans. Anecdotally, I see the impact of these restrictions on my clinic patients on a daily basis. I also see the struggles of older Veterans in transitioning to telehealth.

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Academic Article Nutrient intake, peripheral edema, and weight change in elderly recuperative care patients.
Concept Hospitals, Veterans
Concept Veterans
Academic Article Televideo clock drawing test to reach rural Veterans: feasibility in community-based outpatient clinics in the department of Veterans Affairs.
Academic Article Efficacy of Wii-Fit on Static and Dynamic Balance in Community Dwelling Older Veterans: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial.
Academic Article Methylphenidate for Apathy in Community-Dwelling Older Veterans With Mild Alzheimer's Disease: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Academic Article Addressing Possible Effects of Sleep Apnea in a Study of Methylphenidate for Apathy in Alzheimer's Disease: Response to Kolla and Mansukhani.
Academic Article Development and implementation of geriatric walking clinic: a home based individualized Veteran centric program
Academic Article An Individualized Low-Intensity Walking Clinic Leads to Improvement in Frailty Characteristics in Older Veterans.
Academic Article VA Video Connect for Clinical Care in Older Adults in a Rural State During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-Sectional Study.
Academic Article A geriatrics walking clinic improves hemoglobin A1c and timed gait in older veterans with type 2 diabetes.
Academic Article Open Burn Pit Exposure and Concern About the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Grant Neuromodulation for Exercise Adherence in Older Veterans
Grant COVID Impact on Physical Activity in Older Veterans
Grant Wii-Fit for balance and gait in elderly Veterans
Academic Article Untangling the Complex Interactions of Open Burn Pit Exposure and Health Outcomes: Response to Brumage et al.
Academic Article Celebrating the Greatest Generation during the pandemic.
Academic Article Veterans Affairs Health Care Provider Perceptions of Virtual Reality: Brief Exploratory Survey.
Academic Article Lithium Treatment in the Prevention of Repeat Suicide-Related Outcomes in Veterans With Major Depression or Bipolar Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

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