Supporting American Indians and Alaska Natives Who Live with Dementia

The National Indian Health Board has published a 25-page resource document and 11 x 17 poster to serve as a quick reference for Tribal leaders and planners to consider how they can best support or accommodate people living with Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia during an emergency. The aim is to raise awareness of how American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people who live with dementia might experience the world.  The resource offers policy tips such as considering “CONNECTION,” to people, culture and nature as a functional need during emergencies or disasters to preserve the protective effects of culture and belonging.