NPAIHB

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Established in 1972, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB or the Board) is a non-profit tribal advisory organization serving the forty-three federally recognized tribes of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Our mission is to eliminate health disparities and improve the quality of life of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting Northwest Tribes in their delivery of culturally appropriate, high quality healthcare.

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Providing health-related research, surveillance, training and technical assistance to improve the quality of life of American Indians and Alaskan Natives

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Northwest Member Tribes

Discover our federally recognized tribal members.

All forty-three federally recognized tribes in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington are members, or Delegates, of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

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Resources

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View our entire resource library of materials related to many areas of Indian Health. 

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We’re looking for the people with ideas that spark change and inspire collaboration throughout everything we do.

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Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, and reasoning — to such an extent that it interferes with a persons daily life and activities. Some people with dementia cannot control their emotions, and their personalities may change. Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it is just beginning to affect a persons functioning, to the most severe stage, when the person must depend completely on others for basic activities of living.Some early and typical signs and symptoms of dementia include:• Memory loss that disrupts daily life• Challenges in planning or solving problems• Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure• Confusion with time or place• Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relations• New problems with words in speaking or writing• Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps• Decreased or poor judgment• Withdrawal from work or social activities• Changes in mood and personalityGenerally, there must be two or more of the symptoms present in a person to label them a case of dementia – and they would be severe enough to cause interference with daily lives.For more information on Dementia, its various types and effects: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-is-dementia
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