Dementia Friendly Nevada News

Dr. Jennifer Carson interviewed by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Dementia Friendly Nevada Director Dr. Jennifer Carson was recently interviewed for an article from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.  Read what Dr. Carson said here!

Dementia Friendly Nevada featured on NextAvenue

Dementia Friendly Nevada was recently featured in an article on, with quotes from Dementia Friendly Nevada Director Dr. Jennifer Carson and Dementia Friendly Nevada member Chuck McClatchey. Read the article here!...

The Open Door Café: A Gathering Place for Peer Support

Held monthly for 90 minutes, the Open Door Café is a gathering place where people living with dementia and their care partners can talk about their experiences with dementia… or not.

Reducing Dementia Risk in Indian Country

The Pesa Sooname Advisory Group has garnered national attention. It’s one of just four native communities spotlighted in the national Healthy Brain Initiative’s Road Map for Indian Country published by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Online Dementia Training for First Responders

Dementia Friendly Southern Nevada Urban has produced a training on dementia that targets first responders such as police, fire, and emergency medical personnel.

If ‘Thelma and Louise’ Were Older and Wiser

When Jan asked Barbara to join her for the 400-mile trek north to Pyramid Lake to attend the landmark 2019 Nevada Tribal Summit on Brain Health and Dementia, Barbara was all in.

Care Partnering in Cowboy Country

Dementia Friendly Pahrump decided it had to offer something the community desperately needed: a care partner support class for families navigating the challenges of dementia.

Dementia Friendly Nevada: Fostering Inclusion across the State

Committed to a “nothing about us without us” approach, all community action groups are committed to including people living with dementia as our partners in decision making. They are the true experts on the lived experience of dementia.

Friends’ Day Out: A Peer Support and Respite Innovation in Elko

Friends’ Day Out includes a shared meal, peer support and socialization for people living with dementia, and a much-needed 3 to 4 hour respite break for family care partners.

Linking Age-Friendly to Dementia-Friendly in Winnemucca

Winnemucca is one of the rare communities that has embraced both age- friendly and dementia-friendly efforts to great effect.

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