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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.
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.