IA2, the International Association for Indigenous Aging, is pleased to host three new trainings in December in conjunction with their partners from the University of Nevada, Reno and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles. These trainings are free and available exclusively for American Indian and Alaska Native staff, healthcare providers, and tribal community members via IA2. The trainings are being hosted as part of an upcoming 2022 series focused on meeting the needs of Native caregivers and increasing awareness and knowledge about dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain health in tribal, urban Indian and Alaska Native communities.
December 6 1-3 p.m. Pacific Time: Dementia Friends for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Join us for the first virtual training and learn how you can become a friend to those with dementia or memory problems in your community. Content covers types of dementia, culturally appropriate ways to work in your community, opportunities to reduce the risk for dementia, 10 signs of possible dementia versus usual signs of aging, words and actions you can take to make people with memory issues feel more supported, and the six key Dementia Friends messages. To register for the Information Session, click this link: https://bit.ly/3Dz7odc
December 8 9-12 p.m. Pacific Time: Dementia Friends for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities CHAMPIONS Training. In three hours, you will learn how to present and bring the Dementia Friends program to your community. Training includes a resource binder with script, review of program details and tips for successful sessions, and brief teach back sessions. No detailed knowledge of dementia or Alzheimer’s needed. NOTE: To participate in the Champions Training you must attend the December 6 information session. To register for Champions Training, click this link: https://bit.ly/3x2oqhl
December 14 1-4 p.m. Pacific Time: Dementia Support Group Facilitator Training for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. This special Alzheimer’s Los Angeles Support Group Facilitator Training is for American Indian and Alaska Native community staff interested in starting up and facilitating a dementia-specific support group. Professionals and community members (young adult to elders) are welcome. This session provides a discussion of the purpose and value of support groups, information on starting and maintaining a support group, and an understanding of group dynamics and the group process. Email your contact information to register today.
Support has been provided by a grant from the CDC Foundation and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through a cooperative agreement.