This is such an important issue that needs exposure and publicity. With more than 5.4 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and approximately 500,000 new cases of this disease emerging each year, projections pronounce that there will 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 the help of a a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, the IACP is to be commended for their active participation in this critical training and education endeavor. The following IACP summarizes it best:
It’s not a question of whether law enforcement will be dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, but rather when we’ll encounter Alzheimer’s disease, and how we’ll respond.
IACP’s Alzheimer’s Initiatives training program is currently accepting participants for December 2012 – June 2013 training sessions. The no-cost, one-day training sessions feature in-depth instruction to help your department enhance its capacity to handle calls involving people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Click on the link below dates and locations for claases: Current Training Opportunities
This space does not allow to due justice to all the wonderful things IACP is doing to address Alzheimer’s in law enforcement so I have add below some links that are well worth your time.