The International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA²) was warmly welcomed to present at the Nevada Tribal Summit on Brain Health and Dementia on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in Nixon, Nevada, on April 3, 2023. Dave Baldridge (Cherokee)(Executive Director), Bill Benson (President), Dr. J. Neil Henderson (Choctaw)(Executive Committee Member), and Breana Dorame (Gabrielino-Tongva)(Tribal Public Health and Aging Associate) were among the team that made their way out to Nevada.
We thank our hosts for inviting us to the summit: Carla Eben, the Numaga Senior Center Title VI Director, partners with IA² in our Department of Justice Dementia Wandering Project. Jennifer Carson, Ph.D. Director, Dementia Engagement, Education and Research Program, and Casey Acklin, BA, Graduate Research Assistant, of University of Reno, Nevada, Dementia Engagement, Education and Research (DEER) Program.
Kat Hartley (BS Pharm) & Project Manager from Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health presented a wonderful presentation on building bridges to better brain health: exploring the 6 pillars of brain health through “two-eyed seeing.” Learn more about Kat by clicking here.
Bill, Dave, and Breana from the IA² Team and Carla visited the Pyramid Lake Museum! We had so much fun learning about the rich and vibrant history of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Thank you so much Pyramid Lake and Carla for being such great hosts to the IA² Team, we had such a wonderful time!
Thank you to Pyramid Lake for hosting the IA² Team, we had such a wonderful time!