Dakota Geriatrics
A HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Great Plains Consortium

Improving Healthcare for American Indian Elders Symposium
(Half Day Virtual Event)

April 8, 2022 — This event has passed.

Age-friendly healthcare involves using evidence-based practice and awareness of older adult's health care based on the framework of Geriatric 4Ms: What Matters, Mentation, Medication, and Mobility. This half day symposium hosted regional experts who discussed incorporation of each of the 4Ms in patient care specific for American Indian populations over zoom webinar. This FREE activity provided up to four educational credits.

Summary of Event

8:00 – 9:00 am
What Matters to American Indian Elders
Tami Jollie-Trottier, PhD, Indigenized Behavioral Healing
9:15 – 10:15 am
Training Providers to Educate Caregivers of Native Elders with Dementia
Jordan P. Lewis, PhD, MSW, Associate Director, Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team - Health Equity, Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus
10:30 – 11:30 am
Guiding Healthcare for Elders
Monica Mayer, MD, Council Women and Physician, Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Hospital
11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Gait and Mobility Disturbances in Dementia
Blythe S. Winchester, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF, Director of Geriatrics Services, Cherokee Indian Hospital, Certified Medical Director, Tsali Care Center, Chief Clinical Consultant, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Indian Health Service


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