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Jennifer Walker, Associate Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University

#HASTalks: Indigenous Health & Dementia

Jennifer Walker (Associate Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University) is a Haudenosaunee member of Six Nations of the Grand River with a PhD in Community Health Sciences (Epidemiology) from the University of Calgary. Dr. Walker will provide participants with an opportunity to consider Indigenous perspectives and the impact of colonization on dementia in Indigenous peoples.

Mar 15, 2022


#HASTalks is a seminar series curated by The Department of Health, Aging & Society at McMaster University.

Indigenous Health & Dementia

The limited data that exist suggest that the risk of developing dementia is higher in Indigenous versus non-Indigenous populations in Canada. Compounding factors, including colonial legacies, chronic health conditions, social determinants of health, and other factors are likely to contribute to a significant rise in the number of new dementia cases in Indigenous populations across Canada. In this presentation, Dr. Jennifer Walker will provide participants with an opportunity to consider Indigenous perspectives and the impact of colonization on dementia in Indigenous people; understand the challenges with identifying dementia in Indigenous populations; and identify opportunities to improve cultural safety in dementia assessment and care.

Date:  March 29, 2022
Time:  2:30 - 3:30 pm (ET)
Online Session:  Register for this event

ALL are welcome to attend this FREE virtual session!  This is the LAST #HASTalks session of the 2021-22 academic year.

Please note: This session may be recorded. Please be aware that any materials entered, exchanged, or viewed by participants during the session may be recorded.

View poster: Indigenous Health & Dementia