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Key Ideas from the Nevada State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementia

Context for the Nevada State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias

· Dementia-friendly communities where those living with dementia and their caregivers need to feel and experience:

o Respect

o Dignity

o Support

o Value

o Inclusion

· Innovative ways of thinking provide opportunities for people living with dementia to enjoy full and meaningful lives

· The promotion of brain health to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and the early detection of cognitive impairment are critical tools for addressing cognitive health

· The Brain Initiative Roadmap 2018-2023 outlines good ways to take care of your brain

· Proactive collaboration between healthcare professionals, educators, caregivers, volunteers, and others work to provide dementia-friendly services and supports to nurture optimal quality of life for people living with dementia

· Ongoing education and professional development for people who serve and support people living with dementia and caregivers are vital

· Preserving the rights of people living with dementia is paramount to self-determination and quality of life

· Best practices are important to quality of life and well-being for people living with dementia and their caregivers

· Expansive public awareness activities increase the consciousness and understanding of dementia and increase the value of potential contributions of those living with dementia

TFAD embraces the assumption that despite cognitive and physical challenges that accompany dementia, people living with dementia, when offered respect and support, can live well.

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