Dementia in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

$5.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

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CE Course Description

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) health leaders and tribal leaders are concerned about the growing problem of dementia, a health condition that has a heavy impact on families and communities.  This CE course offers eight public health strategies that are designed to be adapted to a wide array of local priorities for AI/AN leaders to consider as part of a broad response to dementia.  Examples of Native leaders and community partners leveraging local strengths and resources within their tribal communities to address dementia in Indian Country are also highlighted.

Author:  Alzheimer’s Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Healthy Brain Initiative, Road Map for Indian Country.  (2019, May).  Chicago, IL: Alzheimer’s Association.

References / Contributions by:

Alzheimer’s Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Healthy Brain Initiative, State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia: The 2018-2023 Road Map. Chicago, IL: Alzheimer’s Association.

Matthews K, Xu W, Gaglioti A, Holt J, Croft J, Mack D, McGuire L. (2019). Racial and ethnic estimates of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the United States (2015-2060) in adults aged ≥65 years. Alzheimer’s Dement. 15(1),17-24.

Jernigan M, Buchwald D, Loop K, Boyd A, Domoto-Reilly K. (2018, Nov). Indigenous Aging: Advancing a community-based model to address dementia in tribal clinics. Presentation 4006.0 at APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo, San Diego, CA.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Describe what the success of education, health services, and other community interventions relies on.

2.  Determine the most common cause of dementia.

3.  List four protective factors that may reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

4.  Recognize one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Introduction to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

2.  The Challenge of Dementia in Indian Country

3.  Opportunities for Public Health Strategies to Prepare Communities

4.  Themes Shaping the Road Map

5.  Opportunities for Community Action

6.  Communities in Action



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

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CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2019-11-18

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