Alzheimer's and Dementia

Developmental Disabilities

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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.  This includes attention, social awareness, learning, motor function, and language. This interferes with a person's ability to live on their own. There are an estimated 33,000 Nebraskans currently living with Alzheimer's and dementia-related diseases. By 2025, this number will increase to 40,000 Nebraskans.

On June 28th, 2016, the Nebraska State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias was shared. It's goal is to provide Nebraskans living with dementia and their caregivers the information and support they need to keep them safe. This infographic highlights the importance of the State Plan.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Information

For People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers

  1. Get started with the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center.
  2. Check out care planning resources and checklists at:
  3. Access Nebraska-specific legal documents and/or contact the ElderAccess LineTM
  4. Search for Clinical Trials
  5. Explore ways to pay for care at
  6. Check out resources from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America:

For Employers

Find free, online training at

For Communities

Help make your community dementia-friendly with help from Dementia Friends USA and the Dementia Friendly America Initiative.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Support

If you're not sure where to start, you can also contact the Alzheimer's Association Nebraska's chapter or your nearest Area Agency on Aging.

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