Happy New Year to all from the IA2 Brain Health team. We hope your new year is off to a great start. We sure have been busy and excited for all that will come in 2023! Over the course of the month, our team has had the opportunity to share with others about our organization and our new information products, as well as an exciting announcement.
— IA2‘s Dave Baldridge had the opportunity to share about the organization and his lived experience with dementia at the Dementia ECHO: Aging Advocacy and Lived Experience of a Dementia Diagnosis.
— IA2 is excited to share the newly released Infographic – Help Reduce Your Risks of Dementia. Be sure to check it out below; it is available for download and sharing!
— IA2 is excited to announce a new 5-year cooperative agreement to operate ACL’s Native American Elder Justice Initiative National Resource Center. Read More Below.
— 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 it, 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.
- Check out 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 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 Champion
- 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.