Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD)
Alzheimer’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.
A brief infographic of the plan
The Complete State Plan
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.
For People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers:
Not sure where to get started? Start at Alzheimers.gov
Check out the Care Planning Resources and Check Lists at:
National Institute of Health
Need legal help?
Access Nebraska-specific legal documents
In search of clinical trials?
UNMC's Care Ecosystem
National Institute on Aging Clinical Trials
Alzheimer's Association Trial Match
Paying for Care in Nebraska? LongTermCare.gov can help you explore your options.
Find free, online training at HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com.
Help make your community Dementia Friendly with help from Dementia Friends USA and the Dementia Friendly America Initiative.
Find Respite Care
Find Adult Day Services
Find Home Health agencies
Find Assisted Living and Memory Care providers
Find Caregiver Support Groups meeting near you or online
Find free Caregiver training and education tools: Alzheimer's Association training
Alzheimer's Association education events
Together in This
Help For Alzheimer's Families
Safety is paramount. See the links below to ensure living safely with dementia:
Medic Alert System
For additional help or support contact:
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