About First Responder Training Program
The Dementia Friendly First Responder Training Program was created specifically for law enforcement and other first responders to receive interactive training on Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Learning to be dementia friendly is as easy as 1, 2, 3 and will help you to become:
First Responders are on the “front lines” to assist residents of all ages across our local communities, and we value their dedication and commitment to keeping residents safe!
As a first responder, it is critically important to learn how to properly respond to older residents, especially those who have Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia (ADRD)
In a Dementia Friendly community, every part of the community plays a role and works together to create a Dementia Friendly culture. It’s all about partnerships: partnerships with those diagnosed with Dementia; partnerships with those caring for loved ones with Dementia; partnerships with religious organizations, Law Enforcement and First Responders; partnerships with schools; and partnerships with businesses and the community to promote awareness of Dementia.
First Responder Training
Education & Training
Our training4aging website was specifically designed for first responders and offers two FREE and invaluable training programs and the resources first responders need to provide a high-quality service to older adults across our local communities.
Dementia Friendly America
Dementia Friendly is much more than simply being kind to those impacted by dementia. A dementia friendly community is one where those living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners feel respected, supported, and included in everyday community life.
Communities across the country are actively modeling the Dementia Friendly America movement, demonstrating collaborative, community-level change to foster dementia friendliness.
With 10,000 people daily turning 65, and age being the greatest risk factor for dementia, the aging network is committed to creating a sustaining Dementia Friendly Communities fostering partnerships and individual engagement through training and participation within a “dementia friendly community.”