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Every elder is a critical member of the community. As storytellers, we must keep our minds healthy so we can tell the stories of our ancestors to preserve our traditions. The population of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) elders aged 65 and older is expected to triple over the next three decades, but unfortunately the number of AI/AN elders living with dementia is projected to grow over 5 times between 2014–2060. Yet many forms of dementia can be prevented, or detected early to promote healthful living with the condition.
The National Council of Urban Indian Health has long collaborated to provide our out elders, including prevention and early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s. This includes collaboration on:
For more information on NCUIH’s collaborations, please see our Program Manager Evelina Maho’s blogpost at the International Association for Indigenous Aging.
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