We are officially less than 30 days away from spring. The days will soon start to get longer again. Over the month of February, the IA2 Brain Health team was busy. During February, several of our new information products were released, and we have an exciting announcement, welcoming our new Alzheimer’s and Dementia Project Director, Molita Yazzie! In case you missed it, be sure to check out some of the other awesome things the IA2 team has been up to.
— IA2 is excited to welcome Molita Yazzie to the team as the new ADRD Project Director (see more about Molita below).
— IA2 is excited to announce a new 5-year cooperative agreement to operate ACL’s Native American Elder Justice Initiative National Resource Center. Our next newsletter will feature more information about the NAEJI Resource Center.
— IA2 ‘s Dave Baldridge, Mary Ann O’Meara, and Breana Dorame presented on the CMS LTSS Dementia Initiatives and Resources webinar. You can learn more and watch the webinar recording here.
— Check out our article “American Indians and Alaska Natives: Key Demographics and Characteristics” on the National Council on Aging’s website!
— In case you missed them, be sure to check out previous recordings, including our own Dave Baldridge, sharing his personal experiences on the BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving webinar: Experiences of Diverse Older Adults Living with Dementia as well as IA2‘s Mary Ann O’Meara sharing about the organization and the many new resources available at the Addressing Alzheimer’s in Indian Country Webinar.
Be sure to check out our ever-evolving Brain Health Resource Library for American Indian and Alaska Native communities, available on our website.
- See our Newly released –
- Infographic – Help Reduce Your Risks of Dementia
- Dementia Risk Reduction Flyers
- Healthy Food, Healthy Brain Rack Card (1st in a 6-card series)
- Tribal Law and Policy Report for Dementia and Alzheimer’s
- 10 Warning Signs Flyer for American Indian in Alaska Native communities (6 designs to choose from)
- Learn more about Dementia Friends for American Indian and Alaska Native communities and how to become a Dementia FriendsChampion
- See what else is new in the IA2 Brain Health Resource Library for American Indian and Alaska Native communities
— Research – Spirituality as a Coping Mechanism for Dementia Caregivers
— Resources – Administration for Community Living’s Brain Health Resources
- Follow our Facebook page for campaigns and resources you can share or borrow for your own social media and newsletters– and please share within your circle to help us spread the word.
- Read the story “Improving the Well-Being of Native Older Adults and their Caregivers” by the CDC Foundation, recognizing the efforts of the IA2 team and many other amazing partners and participants celebrating successes and learning opportunities for respite care grant and tribal staff training initiatives.
- Check us out on Twitter for future campaigns and social media messages we invite you to borrow and re-use.