Welcome to Dementia Friendly Nevada

Welcome to Dementia Friendly Nevada

Welcome to Dementia Friendly Nevada

Welcome to Dementia Friendly Nevada

Welcome to Dementia Friendly Nevada

Welcome to Dementia Friendly Nevada

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.

Would you like to learn more about dementia? Join us for a

Dementia Friends Information Session
Held online every month. Register now!

Help make your community more supportive and inclusive of people living with dementia and their family care partners.

Let’s talk about it! 

Dementia Conversations with Chuck and Jennifer


Dementia Conversations with Nancy and Kat

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No expertise necessary, and no such thing as bad questions! 
While we may not know the answer, as the experience of living with dementia is varied and diverse, we will share our experiences and perspectives, and we look forward to hearing your views as well. 

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Dementia Friendly Nevada featured on NextAvenue

Dementia Friendly Nevada was recently featured in an article on nextavenue.org, with quotes from Dementia Friendly Nevada Director Dr. Jennifer Carson and Dementia Friendly Nevada member Chuck McClatchey. Read the article here!...

The Open Door Café: A Gathering Place for Peer Support

Held monthly for 90 minutes, the Open Door Café is a gathering place where people living with dementia and their care partners can talk about their experiences with dementia… or not.

Reducing Dementia Risk in Indian Country

The Pesa Sooname Advisory Group has garnered national attention. It’s one of just four native communities spotlighted in the national Healthy Brain Initiative’s Road Map for Indian Country published by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Online Dementia Training for First Responders

Dementia Friendly Southern Nevada Urban has produced a training on dementia that targets first responders such as police, fire, and emergency medical personnel.

If ‘Thelma and Louise’ Were Older and Wiser

When Jan asked Barbara to join her for the 400-mile trek north to Pyramid Lake to attend the landmark 2019 Nevada Tribal Summit on Brain Health and Dementia, Barbara was all in.

Care Partnering in Cowboy Country

Dementia Friendly Pahrump decided it had to offer something the community desperately needed: a care partner support class for families navigating the challenges of dementia.

Dementia Friendly Nevada: Fostering Inclusion across the State

Committed to a “nothing about us without us” approach, all community action groups are committed to including people living with dementia as our partners in decision making. They are the true experts on the lived experience of dementia.

Friends’ Day Out: A Peer Support and Respite Innovation in Elko

Friends’ Day Out includes a shared meal, peer support and socialization for people living with dementia, and a much-needed 3 to 4 hour respite break for family care partners.

Linking Age-Friendly to Dementia-Friendly in Winnemucca

Winnemucca is one of the rare communities that has embraced both age- friendly and dementia-friendly efforts to great effect.

Lighting the Fire of Advocacy in Indian Country

Dementia? Even though Eben is head of Pyramid Lake’s Tribal Senior Services Program, she admits she knew almost nothing about the topic.

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