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The nation’s foremost radio talk show for Native Americans, Native America Calling (NAC), broadcast a live interview on Tuesday, May 7, with two top
Native dementia experts.
Neil Henderson, Ph.D., and Blythe Winchester, M.D., shared their thoughts about caregiving for American Indian and Alaska Native elders with dementia.
Both are high profile experts in Indian country on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and work a consultants with the International Association for Indigenous Aging’s Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain Project.
The interviews are part of ASTHO’s continuing project to highlight the connections between heart health and brain health for American Indians and
Alaska Natives. The project is conducted by the International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2). Further materials (posters, flyer, provider guide, PSAs, and videos) developed by IA2 are available through ASTHO (http://www.astho.org/Healthy-Aging/Healthy-Heart-Healthy-Brain/).
ASTHO’s Chief Medical Officer Marcus Plescia, M.D., said: “We are excited about the release of Communicating in Indian Country: Healthy Heart, Healthy
Brain to equip public health workers and healthcare providers with the tools needed to support improved health outcomes of Native elders.”
The live interview aired 11:00 a.m. MST May 7, 2019.
NAC’s broadcast network delivers its daily programs to 76 radio stations throughout the United States.