September 20, 2023 from 3 – 4 PM Eastern Time
|The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) is holding a webinar, “Expanding Dementia Capability in Indian Country: A case example from Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc (ITCA).”
Limited availability of dementia services in tribal communities has resulted in many community members voicing their concerns about the need for assistance and education. During this webinar, participants will hear about how ITCA is currently implementing services and supports for people living with dementia and their caregivers through ACL’s Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI).
Representatives from the ITCA will describe how, through their ADPI project, they are empowering tribal staff and community members to become involved in providing dementia education and awareness in their communities. The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, ITCA’s partner organization, will describe how they adapted the Walk with Me music program to create a CD with music from Native American artists. The presenters will explain how music can be used as an important connection for people living with dementia and their caregivers and share examples of how the “Walk with Me” CD is being used specifically in tribal communities to increase the quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers.