This PowerPoint presentation discusses the participatory action research that was conducted within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal community. The goal of this research was to promote and develop communities that are respectful, educated, supportive, and inclusive of persons living with dementia and their care partners. This presentation discusses how this community was able to facilitate and mobilize community-driven change by utilizing the Dementia Friends America model.
Carla Eben (right), director of the Numaga Senior Service program, along with Jennifer Carson (middle) and Casey Acklin (left), of the University of Nevada, piloted this program and created the dementia-friendly group “Pesa Sooname” meaning “good thought” and “good think” in Northern Paiute. Their goal with this group is to help promote good thoughts towards elders living with dementia and protect their own good thinking.
Read more about the Dementia Friendly initiative and about Pesa Sooname by clicking the link below!