AgingCurrently selected Libraries Medicaid Waiver InitiativePress ReleasesSearch Aging Home Useful Links Helpful Videos & Documents Grantee Resources Aging & Disability Resource Center Alzheimer's & Dementia 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. INFORMATION For People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers: Not sure where to get started? Start at the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center Check out the Care Planning Resources and Check Lists at: National Institute of Health Alzheimer's Association Need legal help? Access Nebraska-specific legal documents Contact ElderAccessLineTM 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. 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 Find Respite Care Find Adult Day Services Find Home Health agencies Find Assisted Living and Memory Care providers Find Caregiver Support Groups online Find free Caregiver training and education tools: Alzheimer's Association training Together in This Help For Alzheimer's Families Caregiver.org Safety is paramount. See the links below to ensure living safely with dementia: Medic Alert System Driver's Contract For additional help or support contact: The Alzheimer's Association's Nebraska Chapter Your local Area Agency on Aging _________________________________________________________ Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.