Welcome to Dementia Friends for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
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 and urban-Indian communities.
Become a Dementia Friend!
Want to make your community more accessible to individuals with dementia, consider participating in an hour-long Dementia Friends Information Session. This session will touch on what it is like to live with dementia and cover 6 key messages about dementia. After completing this session you will be asked to turn your understanding into a practical action that can help someone living with dementia within your community. You get to decide how big or small your action is, because every action counts!
Want to champion the dementia friends movement?
Dementia Friends information sessions are facilitated by volunteer Champions who have participated in a Champion training. This will equip you with the knowledge and activities needed to facilitate Dementia Friends Information Sessions with family, friends, colleagues, and the wider community. Learn about the Champion’s role and expectations.