Dementia Friendly Washoe


Anakaren Lamas, Family Care Associate, Latino Outreach/State Affair Lead, Alzheimer’s Association of Northern Nevada

Jennifer Carson, Director, Dementia Engagement, Education and Research Program, University of Nevada, Reno

Phone: 775-682-9444

Email: [email protected]



Community-Driven Change: The Dementia Friendly Washoe County community action group aims to develop and promote a community that is respectful, educated, supportive and inclusive of people living with dementia and their care partners. This goal is mobilized through a collaborative, multi-sector approach to community-driven change utilizing the Dementia Friendly America process. Adopting an ‘authentic partnerships’ approach, the direct engagement of people living with dementia and their care partners is central to our values and process. A second aim of Dementia Friendly Washoe County is to promote and expand the reach of the Nevada Dementia Supports Toolbox, evidence-based programs that are currently available within the state to educate and support people living with dementia and their care partners.


See Us in Action

Get Involved

There are numerous ways to get involved in dementia friendly initiatives in Washoe County. 
Click here to learn about a variety of opportunities.

Open Door Café

Open Door Café is an opportunity to relax and socialize while developing networks of peer support. Any person who is living with memory loss, dementia or aging with intellectual and developmental disability is welcome at the Open Door Café. Families, friends and invited professional care partners are also welcome. The Open Door Café is FREE […]

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Phone: 775-682-9444

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