There are 45,000 Nevadans living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and this number is expected to increase 56 percent by 2025.
Nevada Care Connection, through the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Aging and Disability Services Division, aims to reduce the stigma surrounding dementia and reminds Nevadans that early detection and intervention significantly increases the quality of life for those with dementia, allowing them to live and thrive independently for as long as possible.
Nevada Care Connection provides resources to families, caregivers and those struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.
There are ten common signs of dementia to look for include:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing tasks at home, work or at leisure
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with works in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood or personality
If you or a loved one is experiencing one of ten signs of dementia, you are encouraged to visit https://nevadaadrc.com/dementia to learn about all available resources. Those affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, including caregivers and family members, can download the Dementia Road Map for more information on the signs, symptoms and stages of cognitive impairment, as well as techniques to navigate through each stage. You will also find the contact information for Nevada Care Connection Resource Centers located throughout Nevada that are available to assist you to navigate your needs.