Dementia Friendly Washoe

Co-Facilitators

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]

 

About

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.

Learn about our June 4th Walk With Me event!

Dementia Friends Information Session – North Valleys Library

Let’s Make Washoe County Dementia Friendly! You're invited to become a Dementia Friend! At this information session, you'll learn five key messages about dementia, what it’s like to live with dementia, and how to translate this new understanding into practical actions that can help people with dementia who are living in our community. RSVP is helpful […]

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Dementia Friends Information Session – Incline Village Library

Let’s Make Washoe County Dementia Friendly! You’re invited to become a Dementia Friend! At this information session, you’ll learn five key messages about dementia, what it’s like to live with dementia, and how to translate this new understanding into practical actions that can help people with dementia who are living in our community. RSVP is helpful […]

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Walk With Me

Dementia Friendly Washoe County and Idlewild Health Walksinvite you to:Come Join Us!  For a celebration of strength, resilience, and community while living with dementia. 2:00 - 5:00pm on June 4th, 2019 In the California Building at Idlewild Park   2:00: Walk through Idlewild Park with people in our community who are living with dementia during this special offering […]

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Click here for the full Washoe County Events Calendar

Questions?

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Phone: 775-682-9444

Email: [email protected]

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