Welcome to Dementia Friendly Nevada

The Dementia Friendly Nevada initiative aims to cultivate and strengthen communities in becoming more respectful, educated, supportive and inclusive of people living with dementia and their care partners. Action toward this vision is mobilized through a collaborative, multi-sector approach to community-driven change using the Dementia Friendly America process. A second aim of Dementia Friendly Nevada is to promote and expand the reach of the Nevada Dementia Supports Toolbox, a collection of evidence-based programs and other services that are currently available within the state to educate and support people living with dementia and their care partners. For more information read our About.

Dementia Friendly Nevada

Dance with Me

When he looked at the library’s flyer announcing an outreach event for Dementia Friendly Washoe County, it piqued his curiosity. He knew a lot about aging since he’d covered it for seven years for the California Health Report – one of the few reporters nationally writing about aging full time — so Matt Perry wanted to know more.

Raising Awareness in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is more than just a tourist town; it’s home to everyday people who experience the same joys and sorrows as those in any American city, and that includes aging and dementia.

A Collaboration to Provide Cognitive Screenings

During a 2018 meeting of Dementia Friendly Southern Nevada Urban (DFSNU) in Las Vegas, stakeholders discussed ways of reaching into the community to perform basic memory screenings.

Birth of Pahrump’s Dementia Film Series

For some it was their first time talking about it. For others, watching the movie was a welcome catharsis. For others still, it was a painful but important way to spend an hour.

You Can Never Have Too Many (Dementia) Friends

When Dementia Friendly Nevada launched in 2016, each of its Community Action Groups made local dementia awareness a priority. The program of choice? Dementia Friends.

Bravo Zulu: Getting to a Job ‘Well Done’ in Dementia Care and Support

While care partner training in the context of dementia is becoming increasingly sensitive to the needs of different cultures or groups, it is still rare to find culturally-sensitive supports for former military personnel. So when the Nevada Department of Veterans...

Dementia Friendly Dance Class – The Ballroom of Reno and Dementia Friendly Washoe County

Dementia Friendly Dance Class "It's like you just put an hour of the disease behind." KOLO Rebecca Kitchen highlights a dementia friendly dance class in Reno helping those battle the disease with grace and style. https://bit.ly/38MpWaa The Ballroom of Reno Dementia...


Continuing Education Activity Register today at www.dementiafirstresponsenv.com Learn from specialists in neurocognitive disorders, a panel of first responders, and patients and caregivers about behavioral challenges and cognitive limitations of individuals with...

New! Nevada Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners

Nevada Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners The Nevada Dementia Collaborative created the Nevada Dementia Road Map to guide family and care partners on their journey. Download your free copy today! www.nevadaadrc.com/dementia The Nevada Dementia...

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