Let’s Make Washoe County Dementia Friendly!
Consider Our Community
By 2030, 27% of Washoe County (161,000 individuals) will be 55 and older. For those 65+, one in nine have dementia. For 85+, one in three have dementia.
A Case for Inclusivity
A 2017 Dementia Community Needs Assessment in Washoe County found that many respondents have less awareness and were less comfortable around people living with dementia. A friend might be a care partner for someone living with dementia and a family member could be living with dementia. How can you address these needs?
At the outset to of Dementia Friendly Nevada, members living with dementia developed a set of mobilizing beliefs that guide the Dementia Friendly Nevada initiative at every step of the way.