Dementia Friendly Nevada Community Group

Dementia Friendly Washoe County

Monthly Community Group Meetings:

Second Wednesday of each month, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
July 12, 2023: South Valleys Library
August 9, 2023: Spanish Springs Library

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Community Group Goals

Dementia Friendly Washoe County is working on setting goals. 

Current Activities:

Dementia Friendly Washoe County is planning future activities soon!

Upcoming Community Group Events

Check back to hear about events hosted by Dementia Friendly Washoe County

Community Group Member Spotlight

Can you please share a little bit about your experience with Dementia Friendly Nevada?
The voices and faces of Washoe County residents desiring to and making progress toward a more dementia-friendly community inspire me. When the opportunity arose to help facilitate these efforts, I wanted to be a part!

How has your volunteer service with Dementia Friendly Nevada impacted your life?
I desire to partner with people living with dementia and other community partners to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s and other related dementias and to create a more inclusive, accessible, and safe space for all Nevadans to live, work, and play.

What do you wish others knew about volunteering for Dementia Friendly Nevada?
Volunteering for Dementia Friendly Nevada is a meaningful way to invest in our communities. By partnering with our neighbors living with dementia and their loved ones, we can identify gaps, contemplate creative solutions, and serve as change agents.

What are you thankful for in your life?
I am thankful for my family’s unconditional love and my friends’ joy and laughter. Opportunities to learn, grow, also cultivate deep gratitude in my life.

What are a few of your favorite things to do in your free time?
The Sierras bring beauty into my daily life. I enjoy learning about the different vistas they offer through the lens of my husband’s camera and other local landscape photographers.

Prevalence of Dementia In Washoe County (2020)

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

Community Group Impact

After hosting 30+ people at the Dementia Friendly Washoe County Kickoff Event, this Community Group is working to make an even greater impact throughout Washoe County!

Community Group Co-Facilitators

Crissa Markow

Director, Community Services; Sanford Center for Aging

Anne Pott

Director of Community Outreach and Education; Parkinson Support Center of Northern Nevada (PSCNN)

Dementia Friendly NevadaSupport Team Members

Bradlyn Wissert

Program Coordinator; Dementia Friendly Nevada

Marc Lemon

Graduate Research Assistant

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Dementia Friends Information Session with Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

The DEER Program proudly provides administrative support to Dementia Friendly Nevada