Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s on American Indian and Alaska Native populations and how we’re working together to address Alzheimer’s and other dementias in Indian Country. The webinar features Larry Curley (Navajo), the executive director of the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA); Dr. Jolie Crowder, Indian Health Services; Mary Ann O’Meara, from the International Association for Indigenous Aging; and Eva Jackson and Edie Yau of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Sometimes the things we read are so fantastic we dismiss them right away. Other times they can actually cause you to stop and wonder if there could be a kernel of truth buried within.
Have you ever been misled by a Facebook post? A video on YouTube or TikTok? People have felt negatively about both the COVID-19 pandemic, and the vaccines developed to help stem the tide of infections.
It can be hard to know what to believe. How can we sort out what is true and what is not? Let the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) and our invited speakers guide you with our webinar.
Watch our video for an overview on misinformation and a discussion on how to make sense of this confusing online world we live in. Discover the different types of misinformation that exist, how it’s faced in Indian Country and the best strategies to counter it to protect yourself and others.
Speakers include NICOA’s Executive Director Larry Curley (Navajo Nation) and Project Coordinator Rebecca Owl Morgan (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians); along with Ahmer Arif, assistant professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin; and Jason Young, senior research scientist and affiliate assistant professor at the Information School at the University of Washington.
In partnership with the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), the Alzheimer’s Association offers this one-hour webinar, “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia”.
This free webinar examines the impact of Alzheimer’s, particularly as it affects American Indian and Alaska Native individuals. Other areas covered in the program include the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments, and information on how individuals and families affected by the disease can access Alzheimer’s Association resources. Valerie Tsosie (Navajo), an Alzheimer’s Association community educator, leads the webinar.
The webinar is offered in conjunction with a partnership announced in July by NICOA and the Alzheimer’s Association. This important partnership is promoting brain health and awareness to American Indian and Alaska Native individuals in the NICOA network. It is also aimed at maximizing support for individuals and families in the NICOA network impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
Don’t miss the National Council on Aging’s webinar, “What Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs Work with Native Elders?” In the recent report, “Successful Strategies & Lessons Learned from Implementing Evidence-Based Programs in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities” professionals responsible for delivering evidence-based health promotion programs (referred to as EBPs) for elders emphasize the need to both understand the concept and importance of EBPs among program staff and program participants.
The purpose of this webinar is to introduce American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities to evidence-based health promotion programs and illustrate best practices from these communities currently offering programs. In this webinar, presenters will engage in a dialogue to address these questions as well as offer examples of programs that successfully resolved some of these challenges in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.
This webinar will help identify two existing evidence-based health promotion programs that can be linked to serve their community, and identify two potential challenges in linking an evidence-based health promotion program to an American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian community. Listeners will show how to assess existing and available resources, policies, programs, practices, and interventions.
Featured speakers are Jennie R. Joe, PhD, MPH, MA (Navajo); Kate Lorig, DrPH; and representatives from the Intertribal Council of Arizona; Wisdom Warriors Washington, Hawaii, and more. In this event, participants will be able to distinguish an EBP from one that is not evidence-based, identify at least three ways that their community can benefit from EBPs, link with existing programs, adapt programs to fit within the community, and identify possible challenges.
engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults joins the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), the Administration for Community Living, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe Title VI program for a webinar focused on social engagement interventions for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian elders.
Speakers share how Title VI Native American aging programs are creatively addressing social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep elders engaged. Larry Curley, executive director of NICOA, provides an overview of cultural considerations when working with American Indian and Alaska Native elders, with a particular focus on social isolation and culturally sensitive strategies to connect and engage with Native elders to address social isolation. Watch the recording below or click here for full slides.
Sue Chapman, director of the National Indian Council on Aging’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, talks about the causes of stress, the affect it can have on our bodies and healthy ways to manage it.
Check out this special “Telephone Town Hall” livestream on brain health with the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), AARP and the Global Council on Brain Health.
NICOA Executive Director Larry Curley, AARP’s Mashell Sourjohn of community outreach and Sarah Lock of policy and brain health, discuss the five pillars of brain health and debunking myths about the aging brain.
Find out how you and your loved ones can maintain your brain health as you age.