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.
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 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.
Winnemucca is one of the rare communities that has embraced both age- friendly and dementia-friendly efforts to great effect.
Dementia? Even though Eben is head of Pyramid Lake’s Tribal Senior Services Program, she admits she knew almost nothing about the topic.
Understanding of dementia in the United States is just beginning to blossom, yet within Native communities it’s almost nonexistent.