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Native American Outreach Program

Launched in 2003, the Native American Outreach program’s mission is to foster awareness, care and scientific understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related diseases in Native American communities through education and outreach activities.

Since 2008, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and the Native American Outreach program have partnered to work with Arizona tribal and urban Indian communities, as well as Native American health organizations.

Community and Caregiver Services

The Native American Outreach program offers these community and caregiver services for tribal communities:

Customized Outreach and Education Programs

The Native American Outreach program is designed to increase community knowledge and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia-related diseases and caregiver strategies. Some of the topics the care strategies cover include useful tips to maintain memory, techniques for avoiding unnecessary arguments and meaningful activities for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Native Americans Conference

This annual conference includes Information-rich sessions led by experienced speakers that discuss the different models of caregiving, recent Alzheimer’s research findings and services and support to help caregivers and tribal families affected with Alzheimer’s. 

Native American Caregiver Circle Group

This support group discusses Alzheimer’s disease and provides strategies for caregivers of people with memory loss.

If you are interested in learning more about this important support group, we encourage you to join our group discussions, held on the second Thursday every month, from 10 to 10:30 am AZ time. For dial-in information or questions, please contact the outreach program manager at (602) 839-6858.

Beacon Newsletter

This free monthly e-newsletter is for the professional caregivers and family members of individuals who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia-related diseases, including those in tribal communities. The Beacon offers practical advice and tips to improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases. Learn more and sign up to receive the newsletter today.

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute sponsors outreach programs to recruit and retain older Native American volunteers for the normal aging and cognitive study, as well as other clinical trials and neuroimaging studies.

For more information, contact the outreach program manager at (602) 839-6858 for more information.