Dementia Friendly Nevada Community Group

Pesa Sooname: Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe’s Dementia Friendly Community Group

Monthly Community Group Meetings:

Third Tuesday of Each Month
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Numaga Senior Services Center
705 Highway 446, Nixon, NV

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Community Group Goals

The Pesa Sooname Advisory Group is currently working to plan and disseminate a Comprehensive Dementia Community Needs Survey to provide information about strengths and needs amongst elders, people living with dementia, care partners, and tribal staff at Pyramid Lake. This Comprehensive Dementia Community Needs Survey will be identical to a survey disseminated in the fall of 2018, so results will be compared between the two surveys to identify how community members’ knowledge and comfort surrounding dementia has changed over the past five years.

Upcoming Community Group Events

  • Pesa Sooname Advisory Group – Community Group Meeting
    • Tuesday, November 21, 2023
    • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Numaga Senior Services Center
      705 Highway 446, Nixon, NV

Prevalence of Dementia at Pyramid Lake (2020)

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

Community Group Impact

Participants at the Nevada Tribal Summits on Brain Health and Dementia in 2019 and 2023: 159

“Pesa Sooname Resource Notebooks”—containing brain health and dementia resources tailored for use in American Indian communities—distributed to each of Nevada’s 27 tribes!

Dementia Friends welcomed through the Dementia Friends for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities program, in partnership with the International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2): 202

Community Group Facilitator

Carla Eben

Numaga Senior Services Director; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

(775) 574-1065,

Dementia Friendly Nevada Support Team Member

Casey Acklin

Program Coordinator; Dementia Friendly Nevada

Engagement Coordinator; Dementia Engagement, Education, and Research (DEER) Program; School of Public Health; University of Nevada, Reno

(775) 857-7818,

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Guest speakers at the second Nevada Tribal Summit on Brain Health and Dementia

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