This guide is intended for a non-health care provider audience. It provides information regarding the prevalence of dementia among Indigenous populations as well as considerations related to common barriers to seeking assistance or treatment. Warning signs and symptoms are outlined. 4 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This booklet is intended to assist health care providers understand culturally sensitive ways to communicate with Indigenous persons and their families about dementia. 4 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This video includes 2 concurrent sessions with the theme of rehabilitation as the future of dementia care. Session 1 features Kate Swaffer as she outlines a pathway of support which includes rehabilitation and disability support for all people with dementia. Session 2 feautres Monica Cations who explored the perspectives of health professionals to understand key barriers to delivery of rehabilitation to this group and identify strategies for change. She discussed how health professionals can change their understanding of dementia care to embrace rehabilitation as a means to deliver a more proactive and continuous care pathway. 1hr07min. Last reviewed November 2018.
This recording of a presentation given by Dr. Margaret Crossley and Dr. Debra Morgan provides an overview of the Northern Cultural Assessment of Memory (N-CAM) which is intended as a dementia screening protocol for Indigenous Elders. 1hr and 5min. Last reviewed November 2018.
The objective of this study was to examine and compare the population attributable risk for Alzheimer's disease associated with six modifiable risk factors among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and among on- and off-reserve Indigenous peoples in Canada.7 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.
This guide was created to support the development of continuing care services that support First Nations and Métis unique needs by Alberta Health Services, in partnership and consultation with First Nations and Métis representatives and the Government of Alberta. 33 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.