Dementia Friendly Nevada Community Group
Dementia Friendly Elko County
Community Group Goals
Dementia Friendly Nevada Aspiration 1: Provide innovative brain health and dementia education.
- Prioritize authentic partnerships with people living with dementia, especially in-person, through community interactions and social change
- Address the many misconceptions and stigma around dementia.
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Upcoming Community Group Events
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Community Group Member Spotlight: Rebecca Hepworth
Can you please share a little bit about why you became a member of Dementia Friendly Nevada?
In my work at Retired Senior Volunteer Program, I saw a need for the people in our community who are living with dementia to have a voice, information, and support in a respectful and inclusive manner.
What is one thing you wish others knew about becoming a new member of Dementia Friendly Nevada?
It is easy to belong, to participate, and every perspective is needed and wanted.
What is one of your hopes for how your community can become more respectful, educated, supportive and inclusive of people living with dementia?
So that community members will treat people living with dementia with kindness and respect. That they will know that dementia is not a dirty word but one that encourages growth and change.
What is one myth or misconception about dementia that you’d like to dispel or clarify?
Having dementia is not a death sentence nor is it contagious.
What are three of your favorite things to do in your leisure time?
Crochet, cook & be outside (doing gardening, walking, hiking, etc).
Dementia Friendly Elko County members Rebecca and Polly at a Heroes Have Hearts tabling event
Prevalence of Dementia In Elko County
Community Group Co-Facilitators
Dementia Friendly NevadaSupport Team Members
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