In partnership with the National Indian Council on Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association offers this one-hour webinar “Effective Communications Strategies”. This free webinar will examine how communication changes for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia as the disease progresses.
Valerie Tsosie (Navajo), an Alzheimer’s Association community educator, shares tips and strategies to help family caregivers stay connected and meet the needs of loved ones even when verbal communication becomes challenging or is lost completely. Participants will learn how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
To address the lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate support for family and friend caregivers from different populations, the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) launched a training curriculum to educate health care and social service providers who want to better meet the needs of diverse family caregivers. The National Indian Council of Aging joined the DEC for a webinar to help providers further their understanding of the experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers, and improve their multicultural capacities to meet these caregivers’ needs. The webinar was part of the cultural competency training curriculum created by staff of the Diverse Elders Coalition and its six member organizations, with the support of a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Much of the research and many of the statistics cited in the training were the result of a 15-month planning grant, during which the coalition completed a literature review, a survey of diverse family caregivers and a series of focus groups with family caregivers in diverse communities. The research was conducted nationwide, in eight languages, and was led by the elders and caregivers represented by the coalition.
Caregiving in a Pandemic: Accessing Services and Supports
The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), the Diverse Elders Coalition and the National Alliance for Caregiving hosted a webinar focused on the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers in the time of COVID-19. We invite you to check out “Caregiving in a Pandemic: Accessing Services and Supports”.
Do you provide care or support for a friend or relative? If so, this session is for you!
The webinar, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, features interactive poll questions, and speakers such NICOA Executive Director Larry Curley; Captain Susan Karol, MD, Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Division of Tribal Affairs; and Melissa Chlupach, Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, College of Health, School of Allied Health, Dietetics & Nutrition Program, and more.
Financial caregiving is challenging, but luckily there is trusted help available.
Let Senior Policy Analyst Lisa Schifferle, from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, acquaint you with the terminology and tools needed to manage someone else’s money in a responsible way. Financial exploitations will be covered, including COVID-19 healthcare scams.
Captain Susan Karol, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Division of Tribal Affairs discusses the testing and validity of the current COVID-19 vaccine process.
Dr. Karol is the Chief Medical Officer of the Division of Tribal Affairs in the Center of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Tribal Affairs serves as the point of contact on Indian health issues for the agency.
Dr. Karol is an enrolled member of the Tuscarora Indian Nation and the former National Chief Medical Officer for the Indian Health Service. Captain Karol serves in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, graduated from Dartmouth College and the Medical College of Wisconsin prior to her general surgical training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.