Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, can be a difficult journey. Family members can undergo radical personality changes. They can become confused, depressed and even argumentative. It’s not always clear how to respond. In our Native Nations there is emphasis on the importance of elders, but is there enough information out there about how Natives can navigate this devastating disease? We’ll talk with experts about what caregivers and family members can do take care of family members with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Debra Utacia Krol (Xolon Salinan Tribe) – independent journalist
Nicole Lomay (Navajo) – community outreach representative for Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Delma Salazar (Gila River Indian Community) – family caregiver for her mother
Break Music: Edge Of The Rez, Part 2 (song) The Blue Stone Project (artist) Blue Stone (album)