Nevada Dementia-Capable
Community Care
Stakeholder Conference

January 25th, 2023
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno

Presentation Overview & Slides

Thank you for attending the 2023 Nevada Dementia Capable Community Care Stakeholder Conference. We were inspired by the amazing amount of knowledge, experience and empathy that came together, and we hope we can all continue learning from each other to help our communities. We’ll be in touch with future plans as they’re developed.

If you attended, please fill out this survey so we can continue to improve. The presentations are linked with their agenda items below, and we’ll be contacting everyone who signed up for CEUs directly. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Amy Dewitt-Smith, Executive Director
Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada

Stakeholder Overview
Mike Splaine, Cognitive Solutions, LLC

Transforming Diagnosis and Care Support for
Individuals with IDD Living with Dementia —
Presentation Slides
Amanda Drobnica, MPH, Senior Director of Programs,
Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association

State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Update — Presentation Slides
Jessica Adams, Deputy Administrator, Aging and Disability Services Division

Dementia-Capable Community Care programs available in Northern Nevada Presentation Slides

Community Participation
Mike Splaine, Cognitive Solutions, LLC

Stakeholder Workgroups

  • Living Alone with Dementia, Mike Splaine, Cognitive Solutions, LLC (Emerald A)
    Twenty percent of people with dementia live in a single person household, and an older person living in a single person household is the fastest growing type of household in Northern Nevada. Who are they and how can we support them with living their best life?
  • Caregiver Support. Denise Hund, Alzheimer’s Association, Northern Nevada (Emerald B)
    Many people living with dementia rely on family and friends to support them with managing their lives and activities. How can we bring best practice supports to the growing number of caregivers in our community?
  • Supporting People with Living Their Best Life, Rebecca Arvans, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Emerald C)
    Many people living with dementia or an intellectual disability and dementia, display challenging behaviors as a means of communication. It can be difficult to decipher or respond to these behaviors appropriately. How can we improve our responsiveness and reduce stigma for these community members?

Action Plans / Round Robin Session (Grand 1-3)
Mike Splaine, Cognitive Solutions, LLC

Facilitator Summation
Mike Splaine, Cognitive Solutions, LLC

Closing Remarks

Please reach out to the Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada with any questions:

This program is supported in part by a cooperative agreement #NV90ADPI0082 from the Administration on Aging (AoA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).