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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD)

  
Man and woman comforting each otherAlzheimer’s disease is a major neurocognitive disorder that causes deteriorating changes in attention, social cognition, executive functioning, learning and memory, perceptual motor functioning and language. This loss of cognitive functioning, as well as the associated loss of behavioral abilities, progressively interferes with a person’s activities of daily living. There are currently an estimated 33,000 Nebraskans living with ADRD, and this number is projected to increase by more than 20 percent to 40,000 by 2025. On June 28th, 2016, the Nebraska State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Plan was unveiled.
The goal of the State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias is to provide Nebraskans living with dementia and their caregivers the information and support they need and to keep them safe.
 
INFORMATION
 
For People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers:
  1. Not sure where to get started? Start at Alzheimers.gov
  2. Check out the Care Planning Resources and Check Lists at:
  3. Need legal help?
  4. In search of clinical trials?
  5. Paying for Care in Nebraska? LongTermCare.gov can help you explore your options.

For Employers

Find free, online training at HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com.
 
For Communities
 
Help make your community Dementia Friendly with help from Dementia Friends USA and the Dementia Friendly America Initiative.
 

SUPPORT

  1. Find Respite Care
  2. Find Adult Day Services
  3. Find Home Health agencies
  4. Find Assisted Living and Memory Care providers
  5. Find Caregiver Support Groups meeting near you or online
  6. Find free Caregiver training and education tools:
  7. Safety is paramount. See the links below to ensure living safely with dementia:

 

 

For additional help or support contact:

 

 

 
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