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NCJ Number: 248634 Find in a Library
Title: Alzheimer's Aware: A Guide for Implementing a Law Enforcement Program to Address Alzheimer's in the Community
Date Published: February 2015
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-SJ-BX-K002
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline; Issue Overview
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Alzheimer's Aware initiative provides a variety of practical resources and tools for law enforcement working to increase positive outcomes during interactions with persons with Alzheimer's disease, particularly when related to the issue of wandering.
Abstract: Alzheimer's Aware is a national initiative funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The initiative provides a variety of practical resources and tools that can be used by any law enforcement organization, or other interested group, that is working to increase positive outcomes during interactions with persons with Alzheimer's disease, particularly when related to the issue of wandering. These resources and tools can be used to assist in the development and implementation of a community educational campaign by, or in partnership with, law enforcement. The resources have recommendations for developing a strategic plan with practical action steps and activity implementation, in order to develop a holistic community approach to responding in crisis situations, involving persons with Alzheimer's disease, as well as increase awareness of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. In order to reach the goals and objectives of increased awareness, appropriate response and interactions and improved outcomes as related to Alzheimer's disease and wandering, the national Alzheimer's Aware initiative is built around three over-arching areas of focus: 1) Law Enforcement Engagement; 2) Community Involvement; and 3) Public Information/Awareness. All three focus areas center on an understanding that awareness, both at the law enforcement and community level, needs to be increased in order to improve the safety and well-being of these individuals, their families, and the community as a whole.
Main Term(s): Police training
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Persons with cognitive disabilities; Search and Rescue
Note: This project was supported by Grant No. 2012-SJ-BX-K002 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.
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