It’s not a question of whether law enforcement will be dealing with Alzheimer’s disease,
but rather when we’ll encounter Alzheimer’s disease, and how we’ll respond.
The IACP Alzheimer’s Initiatives training program, Responding to Alzheimer's Disease:Techniques for Law Enforcement and First Responders, is dedicated to providing public safety administrators, law enforcement officers, supervisors and executives, firefighters, EMS, EMT, and others from the first responder community with the most current Alzheimer’s and dementia training available. Our no-cost, one-day training sessions feature in-depth instruction to help your department enhance its capacity to handle calls involving people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.
IACP’s Alzheimer’s Initiatives program offers its training seminars to law enforcement and first responders nationwide. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
- Better understand Alzheimer’s disease
- Identify the different situations first responders might encounter persons with Alzheimer’s disease
- Distinguish symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease from other conditions
- Learn techniques to effectively question and interview persons with Alzheimer’s disease to determine the most effective response
- Communicate and collaborate with caregivers
- Engage community resources
- Establish protocols for search-and-rescue specific to this population
Current Training Opportunities (click Alzheimer's Initiative link below to see all resources offered)
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