Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – Dementia in Native America

American Indians in northern California have a 5 percent higher rate of dementia, according to long-term study conducted by Kaiser Permanente and the University of California. Additional research is needed to learn more about dementia in our communities. What are the risk factors for dementia? Can dementia be prevented? Having a family member with dementia can be a challenging and stressful experience, but resources are available for family members and caregivers. Join our conversation and share your experiences and advice.

Guests:

Dr. Heather Snyder – director of medical and scientific operations at the Alzheimer’s Association

Dr. Blythe Winchester (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian) – Geriatrician for the Cherokee Indian Hospital and medical director for the Tsali Care Center

 

 

 Mentioned on today’s show:

Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900

 

Break Music: Grandmother’s Song (song) Fawn Wood (artist) Iskwewak (album)

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