Nevada State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview 


The Nevada legislature passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10 in 2011, creating the Legislative Committee on Health Cares Task Force to Develop a State Plan to Address Alzheimers Disease. The Committee included a state senator as chair as well as medical experts, advocates and other key stakeholders. After gathering public feedback, the State Plan to Address Alzheimers Disease was published in January 2013. The Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease was created within the Department of Health and Human Services with the passage of Assembly Bill 80 during the 2013 Legislative Session. The Task Force is responsible for implementing the State Plan.

In January 2021, the Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease released the state's biennial State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. The State Plan includes fifteen goals to ensure the state is appropriately addressing Alzheimer’s and other dementia. Among the goals presented include increasing dementia education for physicians; bolstering support for dementia family caregivers; and strengthening dementia training standards for care workers.

Nevada 2024 Policy Priorities

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Expand Memory Assessment Clinics in Nevada

Nearly 54,900 Nevadans are living with Alzheimer’s, but as many as half of them are not formally diagnosed. A timely diagnosis is the first step in ensuring that individuals living with dementia can benefit from care planning, clinical trials and new treatments, which can improve the quality of life and reduce the financial burden of the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with clinical and academic stakeholders, is advocating for the expansion of memory assessment clinics to ensure more Nevadans can receive an accurate and timely diagnosis.

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Contact Us

State Affairs Contact: Benjamin Challinor

Phone: 775.241.1501

Email: [email protected]


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Nevadans are providing unpaid care

$203 Million

Medicaid cost of caring for people living with Alzheimer’s (2020)


increase in Alzheimer’s deaths 2000-2021


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increase of geriatricians in Nevada needed to meet the demand in 2050