Alzheimer's Initiatives

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Alzheimer's Initiatives

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.   

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.   

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 Resource

The Alzheimer's Initiatives program has recently published a guide to local voluntary registry systems. These enable agencies have more awareness of vulnerable individuals in their communities. 

Local Vol Reg System

Contact information: alzheimers@theiacp.org

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Roll-Call Training Videos & Webinars

Roll-Call Training Videos

The IACP’s Alzheimer’s Initiatives training program has developed four short training videos that discuss various situations law enforcement and first responders may encounter a person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Download the Companion Discussion Guide.

Driver Assessment (traffic stop) – Learn to recognize signs of impaired driving due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. (5:35) (Dennis, MA)

Missing Person (on foot) – Techniques for interviewing caregivers and search and rescue when someone with dementia goes missing on foot. (6:22) (Montgomery County, MD)

Missing Person (by car) – Techniques for interviewing caregivers and search and rescue when someone with dementia goes missing by car. (7:24) (Vail, CO)

Overview of Search Protocol – Extensive overview of search protocol for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. (8:48) (Houston, TX)

Webinars

Responding to Alzheimer’s Disease: The 3 stages of Alzheimer’s Disease – from the perspective of trainer Deborah Thompson (8:56) (Dennis, MA)

Responding to Alzheimer’s Disease: Situations in which Law Enforcement/First Responders Might Encounter People With Alzheimer’s Disease – from the perspective of trainer Tim Sutton (24:40) (Richmond, VA)

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