Inaugural Conference on Native Americans and Alzheimer’s

The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) among Native Americans is largely unknown and many tribes lack vocabulary to describe dementia. The growth of Native American elders is at a historical high number, and age is by far the greatest risk factor for developing dementia. Cultural differences, access to care, and limited training of health and social service providers may result in inadequate reporting, recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of ADRD in this population.

The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute’s Native American Program will host the inaugural National Native American Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia in Native American Communities on October 15 – 16 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Arizona. Targeting urban and tribal health care and social service professionals, this conference will provide eight plenary and more than 30 concurrent sessions from Native American and dementia specialists from across the U.S. There is an opportunity to earn CME/CEU credits as you meet and interact with a nationally recognized faculty of Native American and dementia care experts.

In addition to professionals working with urban and tribal elders and families, Native American students with an interest/focus in health care, social service, and/or policy will also benefit from this program at discounted rates.

Interested? Learn more and register.