Phase 2: Engage

Action Phase 2: Engage

During the second phase of becoming a Dementia Friendly Community, we engaged with leaders in Nevada to accurately assess the strengths and weaknesses of the dementia readiness in our community.


Step 1: Formed community engagement sub-teams.

Community leaders identified four prominent sectors (Care Partners, Community Services, Government, & Healthcare). The Action Team members elected which sector groups they would like to support.


Step 2: Held meetings to customize sector(s) questionnaires.

The Dementia Friendly Nevada team held meetings to form appropriate sector questionnaires to learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of our community pertaining to dementia friendliness.


Step 3: Adopted assessment tools in the form of online questionnaires relevant to our community sectors.

In addition to the sector questionnaires that our team formed, we also adopted questionnaires created by Dementia Friendly America that were relevant to our community sectors.  After forming our holistic sector questionnaires, we then trained each member of the Dementia Friendly Nevada team on how to administer them to our community.


Step 4: Developed an organized process flow and timeline.


Step 5: Engaged the community through interviews or focus groups.

We interacted with the community to gather data by administering the questionnaires to learn more about the demographics of those with dementia in Nevada. These interactions came in different forms of communication such as focus groups, interviews, and meetings.

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