ADRD Coordinating Council


Forge innovative and comprehensive solutions for people affected by dementia.


To foster individual and community empowerment by increasing visibility, understanding, and resources for those living with cognitive decline or dementia, their caregivers, and the professionals who serve them.

Mission-oriented goals

  1. Provide resources and support to individuals, families, and professionals affected by dementia.
  2. Collaborate with partners statewide on accomplishing our priorities.
  3. Reduce stigma surrounding dementia diagnosis, conversations, and caregiving through education, resources, and public awareness.
  4. Advance policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes in the state.
  5. Collect data to inform our work and priorities.

Utah’s State Plan Task Force was convened in 2011 to develop the first Utah State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) addressing the needs of persons with dementia, their caregivers, and professionals. The Coordinating Council, created in 2015 from the seeds of the State Plan Taskforce, identifies current needs and creates the priorities, strategies, targets for change, and action steps.

The demographics of the ADRD Coordinating Council can be found below. This council welcomes new members and is open to anyone interested in participating. For more information please fill out this form.

ADRD Council Demographics

The ADRD Coordinating Council meets quarterly and provides learning opportunities, professional speakers, updates on state dementia activities, and an opportunity for partners to provide updates. The council also sends out a quarterly newsletter and houses 5 workgroups, one for each of our 5 priorities, that also meet on a regular basis.