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Dementia is not a normal part of the aging process, but it is possible to live well each day.  People with dementia are people who still desire autonomy and control of their quality of life. A diagnosis of dementia does not mean the person loses their ability to actively participate in the decision-making that affects their lives. Together we can support people with dementia, ensuring their voice is heard throughout their care. The information on this page and throughout this website will help you or your loved one to plan for care and access the right services at the right time.   

To speak to someone now, call the Alzheimer's 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900

Help Getting a Diagnosis

If you notice any of the early signs of Alzheimer's, one of the most important steps to take is to visit your healthcare professional to discuss your concerns.  Typically, physicians will be able to do a preliminary screening and will refer you to a specialist for a diagnosis. 

For more information on getting a diagnosis in Nevada, visit Alzheimer's Association.

I have an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Having a diagnosis of Alzheimer's can be overwhelming for families.  Fortunately, there are many resources available. 

Clinical Trials

For more information on clinical trial, visit Trial Match.  This comprehensive website provides an opportunity for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's to find and participate in clinical trials for treatment of the disease. 

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center specializes in caring for individuals with neurological conditions including those with Alzheimer's.


Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Early-Stage Dementia?

EPIC (Early stage Partners In Care) is a free multi-week program for both care partners and individuals with Alzheimer's.

Each couple will learn about the diagnosis, services available, meet and work with other individuals on the Alzheimer's journey and discuss openly about the disease.

Through EPIC workshops, you will learn:

  • About early-stage memory loss and its impact
  • How to manage your concerns, stress, and distress
  • How to prepare for changes because of the memory loss
  • How to communicate about memory loss with your loved one
  • How to stay engaged and plan for the future

What is my commitment?

  • Each couple must reside in a community setting
  • One 30-minute telephone interview, prior to the first workshop
  • Seven 2.5-hour sessions over a seven-week period (one session in home)

For more information, please visit the Alzheimer's Association website to find a location near you

I am Caring for a Loved One

Caring for an individual with Alzheimer's can be stressful, but there are services to help. 

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association has two chapters in Nevada:  the Northern Nevada chapter and the Desert Southwest chapter.  The Association provides individual and group support to caregivers and their families.  They have a variety of programs to help you through this challenging disease. 

Caregiver Support Program

The Nevada Senior Services Caregiver Support programs can provide you with access to a variety of programs that will support you in your care giving role. 


  • Are you a family caregiver residing in Nevada that helps care for someone with dementia or memory loss?
  • Do you provide an average of 4 hours of care or supervision per day for that individual?
  • Do you find caring for your loved one increasingly demanding of your time and energy?

If so, CarePRO may be able to help you. Through our free workshops, you will learn:

  • About dementia and its impact
  • How to manage your frustration, irritation, and stress
  • How to communicate with your loved one
  • How to take better care of your own health

For more information, please visit the Alzheimer's Association website to find a location near you 


RCI REACH is a FREE PROGRAM for family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.

RCI REACH provides evidence-based education, a focus on safety for the patient, support for the caregiver, and skills building to help caregivers manage difficult patient behaviors and decrease their own stress.

RCI REACH is an in-home, tailored, caregiver support program consisting of 12 individual sessions in the home and by telephone over a six-month period.

Program Objectives:

  • Improvement in overall caregiver health and depression
  • Reductions in feelings of burden from caregiving
  • Improvement in management of troubling behaviors of the care recipient
  • Keeping seniors in the community, with dignity to avoid institutionalization

For more information, please contact Nevada Senior Services at (702) 648-3425 or visit their website:

Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease

The State of Nevada along with partners are committed to helping Nevadans who are facing challenges related to Alzheimer's disease and dementia.  The Governor's Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease has created a State Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease which includes recommendations to strengthen services in Nevada. 

For more information about the Task Force, including meeting dates and locations, visit the Aging and Disability Services Division website.