Indigenous populations and dementia, US Rep. Bryan Steil talks new Congress

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A colorful map of the Great Lakes area that outlines the historic lands of the native tribes.
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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 3 Native American elders will develop Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. We learn about the realities of health disparities. Then, as the 118th Congress takes shape we talk with U.S. Representative Bryan Steil.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Representative Bryan Steil Guest
  • Adrienne Johnson Guest

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