The International Indigenous Dementia Research Network (IIDRN) seeks to highlight the profiles of researchers, students, Indigenous community members, and policy makers from around the world who share a commitment to research concerning Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and healthy aging in Indigenous peoples. Researchers in the network support and inspire each other through an online discussion platform, sharing results and findings, collaborating, and occasional meetings.
Our ultimate goal is to enhance knowledge of how Indigenous peoples understand and experience dementia and the impact of dementia on Indigenous peoples and communities. In this way we hope to improve care and advocate for greater resources for culturally relevant care to assist Indigenous caregivers, communities and health care providers.
The aims of this network are:
- To bring together researchers with an interest in ADRD in Indigenous peoples and to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience with research in this area; and
- Create a forum to exchange knowledge concerning ADRD between researchers, government and policy personnel and Indigenous experts and community members.
The Executive Members / Steering Committee includes
-Dr. Kristen Jacklin (co-chair)
-Dr. Makarena Dudley (co-chair)
-Dr. Jennifer Walker
-Dr. Nick Garrett
-Dr. Dina LoGiudice
-Dr. Juliana DeSouza Talarico
-Dr. Kylie Sulivan
-Dr. Melissa Blind
Our network is always growing. If you are interested in joining please Contact Us!