Nurturing Intergenerational Social Engagements to Support Healthy Brain Aging and Well-Being In First Nation Communities: A community-based inquiry

Author(s): Ashley Cornect-Benoit; Kristen Jacklin; Jennifer Walker, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; Darrel Manitowabi, Laurentian University


With an increase in the aging Indigenous population across Canada, the presence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s (ADRD) is a rising concern as occurrence rates exceed those of non-Indigenous populations. Primary care providers, family members and individuals experiencing brain aging note that culturally appropriate methods grounded in Indigenous perspectives must be explored to address the increased prevalence. The project aims to identify a pathway for intergenerational social engagements to promote methods of healthy brain aging and well-being in Indigenous communities.
Oral Presentation