A HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program

Age-Friendly Care in the Great Plains

March 30-31
Virtual Event

Geriatric problems are common but often under recognized in health care. More than 80% of older adults with memory impairment go unrecognized by their primary care providers. Nearly two-thirds of older adults at risk for falls have no mitigating healthcare plan. To address this gap, Age-Friendly Care adopts evidence-based practice through the Geriatric 4Ms: What Matters, Mentation, Medication, and Mobility.

This symposium is sponsored by the Dakota Geriatrics program brings regional experts to discuss the Geriatric 4Ms in patient care specific for American Indian populations in the Great Plains.

Tuesday, March 30

Intended Audience: Older Adults and Caregivers
Healthcare issues confronting older adults and community workers will be discussed. *Up to 3 free continuing education credits

Agenda for March 30

7:45 - 8:00 am Opening Prayer and Introductions
8:00 - 8:45 am Isolation and Loneliness
Tami Jollie-Trottier, PhD
Seven Stone: Center for Behavioral Health & Healing
9:00 - 9:45 am Brain Health and Dementia Prevention
J. Neil Henderson, PhD
University of Minnesota
10:00 - 10:45 am Legal and Ethical Implications of Vaccines
Monica Mayer, MD, Councilwoman
Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Hospital
11:00 - 11:45 am Functional Mobility for the Joy of Living
Lavonne Fox, PhD, OTR/L and Sclinda Janssen PhD, OTR/L
University of North Dakota

Wednesday, March 31

Intended Audience: Healthcare Workers
Learn how healthcare professionals can better assess and manage the older adult patient. *Up to 5 free continuing education credits

Healthcare Professional Registration

Agenda for March 31

7:45 - 8:00 am Opening Prayer and Introductions
8:00 - 9:00 am Overview of Age Friendly 4Ms Framework
Donald Jurivich, DO
University of North Dakota
9:15 - 10:15 am What Matters
John Eagle Shield
(Retired) Director, Standing Rock
10:30 - 11:30 am Aging vs. Dementia
Jacque Gray, PhD
University of North Dakota
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Prescription Management with Traditional Indigenous Medications
Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH
University of North Dakota
1:00 - 2:00 pm Mobility Assessments and Action Plans
Meridee Danks, DPT, NCS
University of North Dakota