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Making Nebraska Dementia Friendly

 

Our Roots

About

The Nebraska State Plan for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) was introduced in June 2016. Created to serve Nebraskans living with dementia, as well as to serve their caregivers and/or care partners, the plan contains 31 recommended action items and is being implemented by a diverse group of stakeholders who represent a variety of profit and not-for-profit organizations, state and local government agencies and concerned citizens.


The plan was devised to provide the most benefit for Nebraskans as possible without the need for financial or legislative resources. This was done by researching, compiling and utilizing existing resources that have been created by the federal government as well as other states and entities such as Dementia Friendly America and the Alzheimer’s Association. This site serves as a communication vehicle for the public and as a resource depository for the Nebraska ADRD taskforce, recently renamed Dementia Friendly Nebraska, and other community leaders wishing to help make Nebraska dementia -friendly.

 

What We Do

Our Work

Dementia Friendly Nebraska is working to implement the Nebraska State Plan for ADRD. The plan contains 31 action items that can be divided into three main goals. Information, Support and Saftey. Learn more about our initiatives, and what we are working on every day in order to promote the good life for those living with dementia and thier caregivers.

To see the entire plan click here.

To access a short overview of the plan click here.

GOAL 1

INFORMATION

Nebraskans living with dementia and their caregivers have the information needed to manage their lives and to thrive.

GOAL 2

SUPPORT

Nebraskans living with dementia and their caregivers have the support needed to maintain their health and well-being.

GOAL 3

SAFETY

Nebraskans living with dementia and their caregivers are safe.

 

News & Views

 

Dementia Friendly Nebraska Launches New Website

November 13, 2017

Dementia Friendly Nebraska today announced the launch of www.dfnebraska.org, in conjunction with Governor Pete Ricketts proclamation recognizing November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Nebraska. 

From Idea to Reality: Launching the Endangered Missing Advisory

April 9, 2018

The Nebraska Endangered Missing Advisory has Launched. Find out more about how this service works.

Check out more Dementia Friendly Nebraska articles.

Click directly on the links below to be directed to additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

FAQ: Where can I find more information about Alzheimer's Disease or Related Dementias?

Not sure where to get started? Start at www.Alzheimers.gov

Or visit www.ALZ.org 

FAQ: What resources are available in my area?

FAQ: Where can I find help for Paying for Care in Nebraska?

Find information here.

FAQ: Who can help me with legal advice or legal planning?

You can access Nebraska-specific legal documents here


Or you may reach out to the ElderAccessLine here.

FAQ: I am an employer, where can I find free training for my employees?

FAQ: Where can I find help to make my local community dementia-friendly?

1.Help make your community Dementia Friendly with help from the Dementia Friendly America Initiative at http://www.dfamerica.org

FAQ: Where can I find out more about clinical trials?

FAQ: Where can I find help to keep my wandering loved one safe?

Visit Medic Alert's Safe Return Program

Find help paying for Medic Alert's program here

Learn about the Missing Endangered Advisory in Nebraska here

FAQ: When is it no longer safe to drive with dementia?

Find help with driving resources.

FAQ: Where can I find the Nebraska State Plan for ADRD and other resources in Nebraska?

FAQ: Who can I talk to for more help?

Contact your local Area Agency on Aging.  

Or contact your local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association

FAQ: What are some resources for me as a Caregiver?

FAQ: Where can I find information about brain health and aging?

Visit the Brain Health initiative at the National Institute of Health here.

 

Contact Dementia Friendly Nebraska

Get in touch with Dementia Friendly Nebraska to learn more about our work and find out how you can help. We appreciate your support!