With more than 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and approximately 500,000 new cases of this disease emerging each year, projections pronounce that there could be as many as 16 million Americans that will have Alzheimer’s by 2050. To help law enforcement protect this special population, IACP’s Alzheimer’s Initiatives program is committed to helping first responders improve their knowledge and skills to safeguard this special population.
A state-by-state guide to:
Missing Senior/Adult Public Alert Systems
This interactive map displays a state-by-state guide to the systems used to alert the public regarding missing persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia. programs available throughout the 50 states. Also, once you click on a state, you will be able to see more in-depth state specific statistics and resources.
1 As referred to on individual state public alert system web sites
New Informational Postcards!
The Alzheimer's Initiatives program has recently produced informational postcards for the field. Postcards include Do’s and Don’ts, interaction techniques, and information relating to senior drivers.
To download these postcards, please visit the resources section on the right hand side of this webpage. To request print versions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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