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Aging Publications

  • Aging in Place
    A new initiative is building capacity for Native American elders to live at home longer. The Native Aging in Place Project (NAPP) provides resources and training for caregivers to help their family members stay in their homes as they age.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(1), 20-21
    Date: March 2017
    Type: Magazine
  • Oral Health among North Dakota Adults (18-64)
    Examines dental care utilization among adults ages 18 to 64 in North Dakota. Provides information on barriers to oral healthcare utilization.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Oral Health among North Dakota Elderly
    Discusses oral healthcare utilization among the elderly in North Dakota, including those in nursing homes.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: October 2016
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Oral Health among North Dakota Medicaid Recipients
    Examines dental care utilization among Medicaid recipients in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: October 2016
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Post-Assessment of the Long Term Care Oral Health Program: Aggregate Report
    Comprehensive report of North Dakota Long Term Care Facilities participating in the state’s LTC Oral Health Program. Discusses aggregate results, identifies program successes and failures, as well as perceptions of the program from the perspective of administrative and direct care staff.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Bright, P., Fix, N.
    Date: July 2016
    Type: Report
  • Healthcare Coverage by Age for American Indian/Alaska Native Elders
    The National Resource Center on Native American Aging has released a fact sheet using nationwide data from “Identifying our Needs: A Survey of Elders.” Includes information on healthcare coverage sorted by age among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.
    Author(s): Adamsen, C.
    Date: November 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Fall 2015
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: November 2015
    Type: Newsletter
  • Contributing Factors to American Indian/Alaskan Native Elders’ Quality of Life
    A study on the factors that contribute to American Indian and Alaskan Native Elders' quality of life.
    Author(s): Lyons, L., Wheeler, M., Gray, J., Bluehouse, R., Morgan, R.
    Date: August 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Identity Theft Among American Indian and Alaskan Native Elders
    Fact sheet on NIEJI's findings regarding identity theft among American Indian and Alaskan Native Elders.
    Author(s): Riley, D., Wheeler, M., Gray, J., Bluehouse, R., Morgan, R.
    Date: July 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Technology Use among American Indian/Alaskan Native Elders
    Findings from research on technology use among American Indian and Alaskan Native elders.
    Author(s): Azure, W., Wheeler, M., Gray, J., Bluehouse, R., Morgan, R.
    Date: July 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Summer 2015
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: May 2015
    Type: Newsletter
  • Testimony to White House Conference on Aging
    Testimony of Jacqueline S. Gray, PhD, Director of the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative. Presented May 6, 2015 at the White House Conference on Aging
    Author(s): Gray, J.
    Date: May 2015
    Type: Testimony
  • Native Aging Visions, Winter 2015
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: January 2015
    Type: Newsletter
  • NRCNAA Celebrates 20 Years Helping Native Elders
    North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 39, Issue 4. Native American elders have many of the same needs as other elder populations, and the idea behind the program was to be able to provide a way to identify specific needs within communities.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Date: December 2014
    Type: Magazine
  • Oral Health in Native American Elderly
    The National Resource Center on Native American Aging has released a fact sheet using nationwide data from “Identifying our Needs: A Survey of Elders.” Includes information on dental work needed and overall oral health indicators.
    Author(s): Hall, S., Stensland, P., Morin-Carter, P.
    Date: August 2014
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • North Dakota Assistance Program For Dementia Caregivers Lowered Utilization, Produced Savings, And Increased Empowerment
    North Dakota’s state-funded Dementia Care Services Program provides individualized assistance to caregivers of persons with dementia.
    Author(s): Klug, M., Halaas, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: Journal of Health Affairs, 33(4), 605-612
    Date: April 2014
    Type: Journal Article
  • Assessment of the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program
    Discusses the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program which works to increase caregiver knowledge about dementia, caregiving, and decrease caregiver stress.
    Author(s): Klug, M. G., Peterson, M.
    Date: July 2013
    Type: Report
  • Care Consultation Distances to Potential Caregivers: Weighted Population Estimates
    Discusses the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program which works to increase caregiver knowledge about dementia, caregiving, and decrease caregiver stress.
    Author(s): Klug, M. G., Peterson, M.
    Date: July 2013
    Type: Report
  • Elder Abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
    This fact sheet summarizes the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native elders that would utilize elder programs that could assist in preventing elder abuse. In addition, the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native elders that would take advantage of caregiver, financial assistance, legal assistance, personal care, and transportation programs if they were offered by their respective tribes.
    Author(s): Davis, J.
    Date: May 2013
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2013
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: May 2013
    Type: Newsletter
  • Reducing Healthcare Costs for Dementia Patients: Estimating Savings from a Caregiver Support Program
    Provides information on estimated cost savings based on limited healthcare events within a short time span for a dementia care program.
    Author(s): Klug, M.G., Muus, K., Volkov, B. & Halaas, G.W.
    Date: December 2012
    Type: Journal Article
  • Deciding When to Put Grandma in the Nursing Home: Measuring Inclinations to Place Persons with Dementia
    For caregivers of persons with dementia, estimating when that person should be placed in long-term care is difficult. Healthcare providers also find it hard to give an exact time as to when the person should be placed. Using data from 197 caregivers working with the Dementia Care Services Project in North Dakota, we show that asking the caregiver about their inclination to place can be equated to asking them for a specific time to place (k = .616). Using the probability density function of time to place we were able to translate it into inclination. This inclination is easier information for the caregiver to provide and places fewer burdens on the caregiver and patient. It also provides the healthcare provider with a measure of time to help advise caregivers and recommend interventions and provide service organizations with measures of cost savings to support the impact of outreach and intervention. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Vol 27/Issue 4, June 2012 by SAGE Publications Ltd./SAGE Publications, Inc., All rights reserved.
    Author(s): Klug, M.G., Volkov, B., Muus, K., & Halaas, G.W.
    Date: June 2012
    Type: Journal Article
  • Fall Incidents and Native American Elderly
    Presents the results of Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders that was conducted between 2008 and 2011, by tribal members for over 300 American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads throughout Indian Country.
    Author(s): Gray, J., & Schlafmann, S.
    Date: March 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Winter 2012
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: February 2012
    Type: Newsletter
  • Native Aging Visions, Winter 2011
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: February 2011
    Type: Newsletter
  • Dementia Care Services Project: Supporting Caregivers in North Dakota
    Author(s): Muus, K., Volkov, B., Klug, M., Mueller, J., & Haley-Franklin, H.
    Date: December 2010
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2010
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: May 2010
    Type: Newsletter
  • Congestive Heart Failure
    The study examined congestive health failure among American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Covers the prevalence of CHF among American Indian/Alaska Native elders, assessing gender and age patterns of CHF prevalence, determining other disorder that are commonly found among American Indian/Alaska Native elders with CHF, and examining the relationship between CHF, physical activity, and body mass index.
    Author(s): Muus, K.
    Date: February 2010
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • An Environmental Scan of Health and Healthcare in North Dakota: Establishing the Baselines for Positive Health Transformation
    The Environmental Scan of Health and Healthcare in North Dakota was conducted from December 2008 to February 2009. This report provides an overview of selected health and healthcare issues in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Volkov, B., Gibbens, B., & Wakefield, M.
    Date: March 2009
    Type: Report
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2009
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: March 2009
    Type: Newsletter
  • Body Mass Index and Cancer Screening in Older American Indian and Alaska Native Men
    The study looked at the prevalence of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing among American Indian and Alaska Native men within the past year by age and rurality and determined if body mass index (BMI) was associated with cancers screening.
    Author(s): Muus, K., Baker-Demaray, T., McDonald, L., Ludtke, R., Allery, A., Andy Bogart, A., Goldberg, J., Ramsey, S., & Buchwald, D.
    Publication: The Journal of Rural Health, 25(1), 104-108
    Date: 2009
    Type: Journal Article
  • Native American Elders' Health Congruence: The Role of Gender and Corresponding Functional Well-being, Hospital Admissions, and Social Engagement
    Addressing the need to explore how Native American (NA) elders’ subjective health (SH) compares to their objective health (OH; chronic disease conditions), we examined whether: congruence between 8191 NA elders’ SH and OH parallels that of non-NA elders; health optimism (SH > OH) is protective and health pessimism (SH < OH), is detrimental; and whether gender moderates links between health congruence and health-related outcomes.
    Author(s): Ruthig, J., & Allery, A.
    Publication: Journal of Health Psychology, 13(8), 1072-1081
    Date: November 2008
    Type: Journal Article
  • Hypertension in American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
    Outlines the prevalence of hypertension among the American Indian and Alaska Native population as identified through studies. Uses text and graphs to display information by age, gender, and disease.
    Author(s): Muus, K.
    Date: August 2008
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Summer 2008
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: August 2008
    Type: Newsletter
  • Healthcare Needs of North Dakota American Indian Veterans
    Offers highlights from a survey of three tribes in North Dakota regarding healthcare needs of North Dakota American Indian Veterans. Data includes demographics, health status, behavioral risk factors, preventative care, access, and use of services, Veterans Administration (VA) care, and Indian health service care.
    Author(s): Baker-Demaray, T., McDonald, L., & Ludtke, R.
    Date: March 2008
    Type: Report
  • Native Aging Visions, Winter 2007
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: February 2008
    Type: Newsletter
  • Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Healthcare for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
    Reports findings from a study assessing health insurance coverage and access to healthcare among American Indian and Alaska Native elders (Native elders), using data from a national survey that included more than 8,300 Native elders.
    Author(s): Knudson, A.
    Date: October 2007
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Native Aging Visions, Winter 2006
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: January 2007
    Type: Newsletter
  • Native Aging Visions, Summer 2006
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: June 2006
    Type: Newsletter
  • Arthritis in American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
    Discusses arthritis prevalence and its impact on the health of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) elders.
    Author(s): McDonald, L., Ludtke, R., Allery, A., & Muus, K.
    Date: 2006
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Cancer Screening Practices Among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
    This study looked at the rate of cancer and cancer-related screenings for American Indian and Alaska Native elders aged 55 and older. Information was used from a nationwide survey, conducted by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, involving more than 8,000 AI/AN elders. The cancer screenings included fecal occult blood test (FOBT);prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test; Pap test; and Mammogram.
    Author(s): Muus, K.
    Date: 2006
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Prevalence of Chronic Disease Among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
    Provides information regarding the prevalence of chronic disease among American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Covers demographics, rurality and chronic disease, gender and chronic disease, age and chronic disease, and results of logistic regression and odds ratios.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., McDonald, L., Muus, K., Knudson, A., Wakefield, M., & Ludtke, R.
    Date: October 2005
    Type: Report
  • Policy Recommendations for Native Elders
    Prepared for the National Congress of American Indians 2005 Mid-year Conference held in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
    Author(s): Ludtke, R., & McDonald, L.
    Date: June 2005
    Type: Report
  • Medical Student and Resident from the Health Professions Tracking Program
    Reports preliminary survey results from medical students and residents. Covers demographics, factors in choosing career, clinical experience, primary care, work setting and location, primary care physician shortage solutions, and recommendation of medical profession to relatives.
    Author(s): Amundson, M., & Moulton, P.
    Date: January 2005
    Type: Report
  • The Elders’ Obesity Challenge
    Overviews obesity rates among Native American elders. Includes statistics by age group and gender.
    Author(s): McDonald, L., Ludtke, R., Allery, A., & Muus, K.
    Date: 2005
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Fall 2005
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2005
    Type: Newsletter
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2005
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2005
    Type: Newsletter
  • Healthy Traditions: Recipes of our Ancestors
    A compilation of recipes gathered through the National Resource Center on Native American Aging's traditional recipe project.
    Author(s): Goodwin, J., & Hall, J.
    Date: November 2004
    Type: Resource
  • Health Literacy Review: Promoting Wellness in American Indian Communities; Addressing Health Disparities and Health Literacy; Communicating with our Clients
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: May 2004
    Type: Resource
  • Native Aging Visions, Fall 2004
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2004
    Type: Newsletter
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2004
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2004
    Type: Newsletter
  • National Family Caregiver Support Program: North Dakota's American Indian Caregivers
    This report contains the American Indian Caregivers from five reservations in North Dakota as part of the National Family Caregivers Support Program. The report parallels data collected on the general population and uses the statewide survey as a benchmark.
    Author(s): Ludtke, R., & McDonald, L.
    Date: June 2003
    Type: Report
  • Collaborative Activities with Community Health Representatives from Northern Plains Tribes
    Author(s): Burd, C., & Tyree, E.
    Publication: Rural Nurse Connection,(Spring)
    Date: 2003
    Type: Report
  • Difficulty in Providing Care Among Informal Caregivers
    Examines characteristics of informal caregivers who experience difficulties when providing care to Native American elders.
    Author(s): McDonald, L., & Ludtke, R.
    Date: 2003
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Gender Differences in Health Risks Amongst Native Elderly
    Describes a study to determine if differences in health risks exist between men and women in the elderly Native American and Alaskan Native population.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2003
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Fall 2003
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2003
    Type: Newsletter
  • Native Aging Visions, Spring 2003
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2003
    Type: Newsletter
  • Projections of Long Term Care Needs in Indian Health Service Areas
    Reports projections of long term care needs in Indian Health Service areas.
    Author(s): Ludtke, R., & McDonald, L.
    Date: December 2002
    Type: Report
  • Long Term Care and Health Needs of America's Native American Elders
    Testimony presented to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
    Slides
    Author(s): McDonald, L., Ludtke, R., & Allery, A.
    Date: July 2002
    Type: Testimony
  • Diabetes & Preventing Amputations
    Provides findings about diabetes and preventing amputations among American Indian tribes.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: April 2002
    Type: Resource
  • Functional Limitations and the Future Needs for Long Term Care
    Examines functional limitations among Native American elders using data collected across the nation.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: April 2002
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Native Aging Visions, Summer 2002
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: 2002
    Type: Newsletter
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Rural Native American Elders
    Study of the incidence and outcomes of motor vehicle crashes involving rural, elderly Native Americans, based on analysis of North Dakota ambulance runs data.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: January 2001
    Type: Fact Sheet
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