Resources related to First Responders: Alzheimer’s San Diego

Resources related to First Responders: Alzheimer’s San Diego

Alzheimer’s San Diego developed a training session on the basics of dementia for First Responders. The training includes descriptions of dementia, the changes that accompany dementia (e.g., communication, behavior), and important safety and wandering issues related to dementia. In addition, Alzheimer’s San Diego created a referral form that law enforcement can use. Law enforcement can refer an individual or family member to Alzheimer’s San Diego for support or education. A complement to these resources are the 4-part training series of videos developed by Alzheimer’s Orange County as part of the grant to Alzheimer’s San Diego. The brief videos present educational vignettes involving actual first responders and actors portraying people living with dementia and reminders about how to handle the interactions and any follow-up.

Keywords: first responders, law enforcement, firefighter, EMT, paramedic, search and rescue, training, referral, Alzheimer’s San Diego

Link:
First Responder Alzheimer’s and Dementia Training