2018 NADRC Webinar (August 7, 2018): First Responder Training and Programs for People Living with Dementia (weblink/pdf)

2018 NADRC Webinar: August 7, 2018
First Responder Training and Programs for People Living with Dementia

Creating safer communities for people living with dementia requires collaboration between law enforcement, local governments and health and human service organizations. In this session, Jessica Empeño of Alzheimer’s San Diego will share lessons learned through one such partnership, and offer attendees interested in working with local law enforcement departments and first responder units practical strategies for outreach, training and collaboration. Molly Schroeder from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute will discuss how the development of the Emergency Medical Services Visitor Program in Wisconsin is bridging gaps and connecting the elderly population to community based resources, with the goal of helping people with dementia who live alone remain safely in their homes as long as possible.

Presenters: Jessica Empeño and Molly Schroeder

Webinar can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/MTN86lNP7TU

PLEASE NOTE: Captions will automatically appear on the left side of the screen and the Closed Captioning tab in Youtube will not work.

Also: EMS, Fire Department, Police, live-alones, single person, widowhood, unmarried