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Webinar on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Indigenous Populations

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are an emerging health issue in Indigenous populations, particularly as they are an aging population and experience complex health conditions that place them at greater risk for this disease. This webinar is being held on World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day and will highlight how First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals are impacted by Alzheimer’s or related dementias, either by experiencing these diseases themselves or caring for family and community members with these diseases. The webinar brings together speakers who will discuss current research, action and programming on Indigenous strategies and culturally-responsive approaches to support Indigenous people experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers both within Canada and internationally.


Ms. Sarah MacNabb, Dementia Project Coordinator, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation

Dr. Jordan Lewis, Associate Director, Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team - Health Equity Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health, University of Minnesota Medical School.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the current context and risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias within Indigenous populations.
• Explore the development of engagement and education resources for Indigenous Peoples related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias at the community, national and international levels.
• Identify innovative programming and research underway to support Indigenous Peoples living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

Please note webinar registration is limited to 1000 participants. This webinar will be recorded; by registering for this webinar you are providing your consent to this recording. Webinar registration and presentation is in English only.

Sep 21, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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