Indian Country Resources
The Road Map for Indian Country is tailored for leaders of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities as they develop a broad response to Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
The Executive Summary for Indian Country highlights the key points within the Road Map for Indian Country publication.
The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s identifies a list of warning signs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias to help identify memory problems early.
The Starting Conversations About Alzheimer’s document provides several suggestions on how to start the complex conversation about Alzheimer’s and dementia in Indian County.
Indian Country Public Health Programs describes programs and resources to help address chronic conditions and improve the public health response to Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout Indian Country.
The Dissemination Guide for the Road Map for Indian is a companion resource to aid in communicating about the Indian Country Road Map.
The SCD infographic utilizes BRFSS data to feature changes in memory and the impact of those memory changes on daily life.
The Caregiving Infographic utilizes BRFSS data to highlight characteristics of caregivers and the caregiving environment.
The two-page flyer is intended for American Indian and Alaska Native nations and tribal serving organizations. It can be distributed through senior centers and inter-tribal organizations, healthcare facilities, administrative offices, tribal newspapers/radio stations, and as mailers to tribal members.
The vertical and horizontal posters are intended for American Indian and Alaska Native communities and can be posted in senior centers and inter-tribal organizations, healthcare facilities, administrative offices, tribal newspapers/radio stations, and as mailers to tribal members.
The provider guide is intended to support healthcare providers and administrators to inform and guide their conversations with American Indian and Alaska Native patients about the connections between brain health, including risk factors, protective health behaviors, and key messages. State and Territorial Health Agencies are encouraged to use the provide guide internally and to share with provider groups.
Four radio PSAs featuring popular former host of Native American Calling, Harlan McKasato, are available for use on state and regional radio networks. The PSAs will be played on Native American Calling, the nation’s only talk radio show dedicated to Native American views and perspectives. State and Territorial Health Agencies are encouraged to work with tribal partners to distribute these PSAs to popular radio stations within their region.
- PSA #1: A Healthy Heart is A Healthy Mind (30 seconds)media iconexternal icon
- PSA #2: Older Minds Matter in Indian Country (30 seconds)media iconexternal icon
- PSA #3: Take Action to Care for Your Heart and Mind (60 seconds)media iconexternal icon
- PSA #4: Talk with Your Doctor About Aging and Brain Health (60 seconds)media iconexternal icon
These brief videos, featuring J. Neil Henderson, PhD from the University of Minnesota’s Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Teamexternal icon, are intended to be used by tribal serving hospitals and clinics, tribal senior program directors, tribal media outlets, administrators, and inter-tribal councils. Videos can be played in clinics, senior centers, media outlets, and other appropriate venues. The videos will educate and inform tribal elders and their caregivers, tribal senior program directors, state and tribal health leaders, and others about the relationship between heart and brain health. S/THAs are encouraged to work with tribal partners to identify appropriate placement of the videos. View the videos »external icon