Dementia Friendly Nevada Community Group
Dementia Friendly Clark County
Community Group Goals
Goal 1: Promote brain health and dementia awareness among community members throughout Clark County
Goal 2: Support the continuing education of healthcare providers on the topics of brain health and dementia.
Dementia Friendly Clark County is working towards furthering community awareness of dementia by training more Dementia Friends Champions to offer Dementia Friends Information Sessions throughout the community. We are actively identifying new locations to offer Dementia Friends Information Sessions and brainstorming ideas for how to incentivize community members to become Dementia Friends!
Dementia Friendly Clark County is also working towards developing educational materials for healthcare providers, such as a brief presentation that can be brought to primary care practices for a “lunch and learn.” To help equip healthcare providers with up-to-date information about available opportunities and resources throughout the community, we are also strengthening a resource list that can be shared with providers at such presentations.
Upcoming Community Group Events
- Dementia Friendly Clark County Community Group Meetings
- Wednesday, December 20, 2023
- 9:00 – 11:00 AM
- United Way of Las Vegas
5830 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Community Group Member Spotlight: Jennifer Ruiz
Can you please share a little bit about why you became a member of Dementia Friendly Nevada?
I saw the need in Dementia awareness in many of the seniors I work with, and knew DFN was the place to start advocacy.
What is one thing you wish others knew about becoming a new member of Dementia Friendly Nevada?
That you are heard.
What is one of your hopes for how your community can become more respectful, educated, supportive and inclusive of people living with dementia?
What is one myth or misconception about dementia that you’d like to dispel or clarify?
People living with Dementia lose their essence. Not true, people living with Dementia never lose their essence and so it should be sought out and included in their person centered approach.
What are three of your favorite things to do in your leisure time?
– Go for a walk
– Spend time with family/friends
Prevalence of Dementia In Clark County (2020)
Community Group Co-Facilitators
Program Manager; Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Program Manager; Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Nevada
Health Educator; Nevada Senior Services
Dementia Friendly Nevada Support Team Member
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Under “gift instructions or comments,” please type “Clark” to direct 100% of your donation to this Community Group.
The DEER Program proudly provides administrative support to Dementia Friendly Nevada