Dementia Friendly Nevada Community Group

Dementia Friendly Clark County

Monthly Community Group Meetings:

Third Wednesday of each month, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
United Way of Las Vegas, 5830 W. Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas NV, 89103

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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.

Current Activities:

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?
More education.

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)

people living with dementia 65 and over
people living with dementia 85 and over
people living alone with dementia

Community Group Co-Facilitators

Kate Ingalsby Headshot

Kate Ingalsby

Program Manager; Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Caroline Baumis Headshot

Caroline Baumis

Program Manager; Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Nevada

Jennifer Ruiz Headshot

Jennifer Ruiz

Health Educator; Nevada Senior Services

Dementia Friendly Nevada Support Team Member

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Cody Yamada

Southern Nevada Support; DEER Program

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