Dementia Friendly Nevada Community Group
Pesa Sooname: Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe’s Dementia Friendly Community Group
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)
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
Numaga Senior Services Director; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
(775) 574-1065, email@example.com
Dementia Friendly Nevada Support Team Member
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The DEER Program proudly provides administrative support to Dementia Friendly Nevada