People with dementia frequently can’t perform many of the basic functions of life, including feeding, cleaning and dressing themselves. Those tasks often fall to relatives, who must also cope with the confusion, anxiety and hostility that can accompany the disease. A 2016 study published in the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association found Native Americans have among the highest rates of dementia. We’ll discuss the latest thinking on the best ways to care for loved ones with dementia. We’ll also get advice for those taking on the role of caregivers.
Dr. Blythe Winchester (Eastern Band of Cherokee) – certified medical director of the Tsali Care Center and a geriatrician
Dr. J. Neil Henderson (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) – executive director of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team at the University of Minnesota Medical School
Break 1 Music: Animal Song (song) Art Napoleon (artist) Mocikan (album)
Break 2 Music: Aroha – Love (Instrumental Remix) (song) Mika (artist) Mika Versus Fashion (album)