A booklet produced by the Wyoming Center on Aging that is an adaptation of the Alzheimer’s Association 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s for American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
Hard copies are available for shipping. For more information contact:
Wyoming Center on Aging
This resource was created in collaboration with Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal members.
Excerpt from the Booklet:
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia is not a specific disease. It describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.
Many dementias are progressive, meaning symptoms get worse over time. If you or a loved one is experiencing memory difficulties or other changes in thinking skills, don’t ignore them. See a doctor soon to determine the cause.
The resource was adapted from the Alzheimer’s Association: “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s”