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First Responder Training:
Approaching Persons with Dementia

Using specialized tools provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, first responders can enhance the effectiveness of their encounters with affected individuals.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers free workshops designed to make first responders’ jobs easier, keep them safer, and give them strategies for approaching persons with dementia.

Workshops range from 15-45 minutes and cover topics such as:

  • Recognizing Signs & Symptoms
  • Communication Tips
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Disaster Response
  • Wandering

Workshops and consultation are designed for:

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Paramedics
  • Firefighters
  • Disaster relief personnel
  • Neighborhood Watch groups
  • Other first responders

To schedule trainings or for more information contact Kari Walker at 949.757.3724 or mailto:


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