HEALTH TOPICS - ELDER'S HEALTH
Stories from Caregivers Video
(Banner Alzheimer's Institute)
Three Native American families caring for loved ones and health professiaonls share their experiences with this illness. Their experiences are shared by many Native Americans, both on-and-off the Reservation. (9 minutes 22 seconds)
Native American Elders Diagnosed with Cancer
(Native American Cancer Research)
(Wise Elders Living Longer)
WELL-Balanced (Wise Elders Living Longer) is a health promotion program designed to be carried out by volunteer coaches. It provides community support for Native elders with diabetes, arthritis, and hypertension, as well as helping elders reduce their risk of falling.
For Researchers, Health Professionals, & Educators
Barriers and Facilitators to Walking and Physical Activity Among American Indian Elders
(Sawchuk CN, Russo JE, Bogart A, Charles S, Goldberg J, Forquera R, et al. Prev Chronic Dis 2011;8(3). )
Physical inactivity is common among older American Indians. Several barriers impede the establishment and maintenance of routine exercise. We examined personal and built-environment barriers and facilitators to walking and physical activity and their relationship with health-related quality of life in American Indian elders. Published in 2011.
Health and Health Care of American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
(Stanford Geriatric Education Center at Stanford University)
This module is designed to provide information to increase the health care provider′s awareness of specific cultural, racial, ethnic, and tribal influences on health and health care of the older American Indian and Alaska Native. World view, life experiences, and the cultural context in which today′s American Indian elderly live is described as it relates to health care.
Organizations and Programs
Health Information About Elder's Health for Everyone
(University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health)
Research publications about Elder's Health from the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health.