Please join us and become a Dementia Friend for American Indian and Alaska Native communities! By participating in the information session you will become a Dementia Friend and help make your Native community more inclusive for people living with dementia!
The Information Session will take place on:
Tuesday Sep 27, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
About the Session:
This is a 90-minute interactive session.
This session will touch on what it is like to live with dementia and cover 6 key messages about dementia and memory problems for American Indian and Alaska Native people. After completing this session you will be asked to turn your understanding into action to help someone living with dementia within your community. You get to decide how big or small your action is because every action counts!
We will be having a Champion’s Training Session the next day on Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 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.
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.