First responders play an important role in the lives of people with Alzheimer's and their families. We recognize the necessity to have information at your fingertips that can help guide you through difficult situations with people with dementia and to keep all involved as safe as possible. This page will feature education tips and resources for first responders to use on the job or recommend to families in your community.
Approaching Alzheimer's: Make your first response the right response
Through this training, we provide you with high-quality content that was developed by a cross-functional team from the Alzheimer's Association national office, local chapters and members of the first responder community.
The content has been divided into four key sections:
The training can be presented in 15 minute segments (to accommodate 'roll call training') or up to 3 hours. The following materials are available to accompany the "Approaching Alzheimer's" curriculum:
Contact your local chapter to get these resources and to find out more about Approaching Alzheimer's: Make your first response the right response.
Resources for families in your community
First responders are on the MOVE! Walk to End Alzheimer's™ is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research — and it calls on people of all ages to take action in the fight. Year-round, our participants are involved in efforts to help defeat this devastating disease. If you want to get more involved in your community and support our cause, we encourage your department or agency to form a Walk team. To find or join team, go here: http://www.alz.org/walk/.