IA2 hosted a Dementia Friends Information Session for American Indian and Alaska Native communities on November 29th, and we had 44 participants! We look forward to our next Information Sessions and Champion’s Trainings to be held early next year. IA2 has been working with Tribal Talking Circles to create an updated version of the Information Session Workbook and working closely with the University of Nevada, Reno’s DEER Program to update the Champion’s Guide to match the updated workbook. The changes to the content improve readability and health literacy. We strive to create culturally relevant content by embracing American Indian and Alaska Native community values.
About Dementia Friends
Dementia Friends is a global movement that aims to change the way people view dementia. By educating communities about what dementia is and how it affects people, we can all make a difference for people affected by dementia. This program has been adapted specifically for American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and communities. Dementia Friends will aid in spreading awareness, reducing stigma, and reducing risk in tribes, urban-Indian communities, and Alaska Native communities.
To learn more about the Dementia Friends Initiative, participate in a review of the materials, pilot the training content, or attend an upcoming session, please visit our Dementia Friends page by clicking here.