Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Advisory Council

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia Advisory Council was created through state statute (§ 71-561 to 567)  to examine (a) the needs of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia, (b) the services available in the state for those individuals and their family caregivers, and (c) the ability of health care providers and facilities to meet the current and future needs of such individuals. The Council is made up of twelve voting members appointed by the Governor and five non-voting members. The voting members of the council serve a term of four years. A voting member may be reappointed to one additional term of four years.


The Council meets quarterly and follows the Nebraska Open Meetings Act​. Meeting dates and times can be found on the Nebraska Public Meeting Calendar .​​

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Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia Advisory Council Meeting Agenda, Meeting Materials 2-9-24.pdfAlzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia Advisory Council Meeting Agenda, Meeting Materials 2-9-24
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia Advisory Council Meeting Agenda REVISED 1-19-24.pdfAlzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia Advisory Council Meeting Agenda REVISED 1-19-24
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia Advisory Council Meeting Agenda 12-8-23.pdfAlzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia Advisory Council Meeting Agenda 12-8-23
Alzheimer's Council Meeting Agenda REVISED 2-16-24.pdfAlzheimer's Council Meeting Agenda REVISED 2-16-24
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Alzheimer's Council Meeting Minutes 2-9-24.pdfAlzheimer's Council Meeting Minutes 2-9-24
Alzheimer's Council Meeting Minutes 12-8-23 FINAL.pdfAlzheimer's Council Meeting Minutes 12-8-23 FINAL
Alzheimer's Council Meeting Minutes 1-19-24.pdfAlzheimer's Council Meeting Minutes 1-19-24

​Council Members​​​​​​​

Twelve Voting Members
Representative

​(i) An individual living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia or a family member of such an individual;
​David Thompson, JD, Council Chair

​(ii) an individual who is the family caregiver of an individual living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia;​
​Vacant
(iii) an individual who represents nursing homes; Julie Paladino-Kaminski
(iv) an individual who represents assisted-living facilities; John Croghan
(v) an individual who represents providers of adult day care services; Tracy Lichti, Council Vice Chair
(vi) an individual who represents home care providers; Lisa Marks
(vii) a medical professional who has experience diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease; Corie Sass, LCSW, CDP
(viii) an individual who conducts research regarding Alzheimer's disease or other dementia; Dr. Chris Kelly
(ix) an individual who represents a leading, nationwide organization that advocates on behalf of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia; Nick Faustman
(x) an individual who represents an area agency on aging; Dr. Julie Masters
​(xi) an individual representing an organization that advocates for older adults; and
​Kierstin Reed
(xii) an individual with experience or expertise in the area of the specific needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and Alzheimer's disease or other dementia;
Mary Ann Stallings


Five Nonvoting Members
Representative​
​(i) The Director of Public Health or the director's designee;
​Dr. Timothy Tesmer 
(ii) the Director of Medicaid and Long-Term Care or the director's designee; Kathy Scheele
(iii) a representative of the State Unit on Aging of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care designated by the Director of Medicaid and Long-Term Care; Vacant
(iv) a representative of the Nebraska Workforce Development Board designated by the board; and Vacant
(v) the state long-term care ombudsman or the ombudsman's designee. Penny Clark

State Unit on Aging
Medicaid & Long Term Care / Department of Health & Human Services
Phone Number
(402) 471-2307
Fax Number
(402) 742-8388
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026