Developing Culturally Grounded Dementia Educational Materials for Indigenous Community-Based Care

On Thursday, May 31, 2018 Dr. Jacklin and Dr. Blind outlined the development of six culturally relevant fact sheets on dementia and dementia care that can be used by Indigenous family caregivers, health care providers, as well as other organizations interested in the promotion of dementia awareness and care in Indigenous communities. Watch a recording of the webinar here.

The facts sheets bridge essential biomedical knowledge deemed important to convey and Indigenous understandings and explanatory models of the illness. The development of culturally-appropriate health  promotion materials for Indigenous communities is not simply a cut and paste process where mainstream materials are adapted through changes to imagery but not meaning.  Rather, the production of culturally-based materials  requires  grounding in Indigenous knowledge of specific illnesses and community based models of care.