Dementia Friendly Nevada Community Group

Dementia Friendly Douglas County

Monthly Community Group Meetings:

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Douglas County Community and Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville

Please note: For the month of April 2024, we will be meeting on Tuesday, April 16 instead of Tuesday, April 23.

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Community Group Goals

Dementia Friendly Douglas County is working on setting goals.

Current Activities:

Dementia Friends Information Session
Date: Fourth Tuesday of Each Month (Please note: for the month of April 2024, the session will be held on Tuesday, April 16 instead of Tuesday, April 23)
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Douglas County Community and Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Ln, 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)

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

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

Jessica Maidlow portrait

Jessica Maidlow

Sales Director; The Chateau at Gardnerville

Dementia Friendly Nevada Support Team Members

Casey Acklin

Program Coordinator; Dementia Friendly Nevada

Brennan Pott - headshot

Brennan Pott

Special Projects Assistant; Dementia Friendly Nevada

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Dementia Friendly Douglas County kickoff event

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