Dementia Friendly Nevada Community Group
Dementia Friendly Douglas County
Community Group Goals
Dementia Friendly Douglas County is working on setting goals.
Dementia Friends Information Session
Date: June 29, 2023
Time: 10:00-11:30 am
Location: The Chateau at Gardnerville 1565 Virginia Ranch Rd Gardnerville
Upcoming Community Group Events
Check back to learn about events hosted by Dementia Friendly Douglas County!
Community Group Member Spotlight – Carolyn Davis
I became a member of Dementia Friendly Nevada because I think it is important to never stop learning and growing in how you can serve others living with dementia and those caring for them.
What is one thing you wish others knew about becoming a new member of Dementia Friendly Nevada?
That the more members we have the bigger impact we can make.
What is one of your hopes for how your community can become more respectful, educated, supportive, and inclusive of people living with dementia?
I hope that Douglas County can more dementia inclusive and help educate community to identify those living with dementia so they can provide support and treat those living with dementia as a vital part of our commmunity.
What is one myth or misconception about dementia that you’d like to dispel or clarify?
That there is no such thing as “behaviors,” rather, the lack of ability to effectively communicate.
Prevalence of Dementia In Douglas County (2020)
Community Group Impact
The Douglas County Community Group held its Bingo kick off event on March 23, 2023. Over 60 community members attended the kick off event. The first community group meeting was held on April 26, 2023 and had eight community members. We are seeking additional members to join our community group.
Community Group Co-Facilitators
Nevada Healthy Aging, Caregiving, and Innovation Coordinator; State of Nevada, Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Community Relations Director; Battle Born Home Health
Dementia Friendly Nevada Support Team Members
Program Coordinator; DEER Program
Want to donate to this Community Group?
Under “gift instructions or comments,” please type “Douglas” to direct 100% of your donation to this Community Group.
The DEER Program proudly provides administrative support to Dementia Friendly Nevada