Law Enforcement Resources on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Law Enforcement Resources on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia


These five resources provide law enforcement with information on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. These resources can be used by law enforcement to help assess and assist individuals in need.   

 The 10 Warning Signs a Driver May Have Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia pocket card provides law enforcement with ten basic warning signs a driver may have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and ten steps ensuring positive interactions.   

 The Did You Know postcard provides law enforcement with quick reference points on the Dos and Don’ts of effectively interacting with an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.   

 The Identifying and Evaluating the At-Risk Older Adult evaluation card contains assessment questions to help law enforcement identify and evaluate an at-risk adult’s orientation and memory. This resource also provides recommendations law enforcement can provide regarding driving for individuals who are exhibiting impaired orientation and memory.   

 The Identifying and Helping a Driver with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia brochure provides law enforcement and motorist assist workers with the warning signs a driver may have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and includes information about what to do when interacting with an individual who may have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.   

 The Senior Drivers: Did You Know? postcard informs law enforcement of the signs of unsafe driving and provides them with steps that can be taken when interacting with a senior driver who is exhibiting unsafe driving. 


These resources were updated under the Home Safe Project, in partnership with the Autism Society of America and supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. These resources were originally developed under IACP’s Alzheimer’s Initiative.

To learn more about IACP’s Home Safe Project or to request hard copies, contact

This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-NT-BX-K002 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.

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