The alter program: A nurse-led, dementia-friendly program for African American faith communities and families living with dementia

Fayron Epps, Miranda Moore, Mia Chester, Janelle Gore, Mayra Sainz, Aisha Adkins, Carolyn Clevenger, Dawn Aycock

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Dementia is a stigmatizing condition requiring enhanced awareness and understanding. Churches are a trusted source of support for African Americans, a demographic disproportionately affected by dementia. However, many African American churches are not equipped with the knowledge and means to provide safe environments, resources, and spiritual and social support for their parishioners living with dementia and their families. This protocol is written to detail the design and implementation of a nurse-led, dementia-friendly congregation program, Alter. The Alter program was developed to increase dementia awareness, develop a supportive, faith-based dementia-friendly infrastructure, and create a community supporting the well-being of African Americans living with dementia and their families. Engagement in this program aims to improve brain health status of older adults, improve physical and mental health outcomes, reduce dementia stigma, and enhance personal agency. Improved outcomes for persons living with dementia translate into lower use of acute and emergency services due to more stability in community care. It is expected that the churches participating in this program will be recognized by their community as a great resource for dementia information and support. The long-term goal of the Alter program is to be widely adapted in various health systems to reduce health disparities associated with dementia in the African American community.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)72-80
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónNursing Administration Quarterly
Volumen46
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublished - ene 1 2022
Publicado de forma externa

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  • Leadership and Management

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