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.

A Landmark Dementia Event for Nevada Tribes

Understanding of dementia in the United States is just beginning to blossom, yet within Native communities it’s almost nonexistent.

Dementia-Friendly Nature Walks in Reno

For more than five years, in Reno’s most popular city park, Dementia-Friendly Nature Walks has offered weekly walks for elders living with dementia that blend physical exercise with an expanded appreciation of nature and an opportunity for peer support.

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. The Ballroom of Reno Dementia...

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