Responding Together to the Call of Aging

Welcome to the Dementia Friendly 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:

  1. Dementia Knowledgeable
  2. Dementia Sensitive
  3. Dementia Responsive
Live Well • Age Well • At Home

Local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

The mission of the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) is to help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity in their homes and communities for as long as possible through a comprehensive coordinated system of care. Alabama’s AAAs specialize in resources, services, and information for older individuals, people of any age who are disabled, and their caregivers. 

To learn more about the Alabama Aging Network

CORE Programs and Services

Aging Network Programs and Services

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Caregiver Support

Information, assistance, education, counseling, respite and supplemental services to support caregivers, especially caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and certain caregivers raising grandchildren.

Home & Community

In-home services and care coordination to help older and disabled individuals remain in their homes.

Insurance Counseling

Counseling, advocacy, and help with Medicare, Medicaid, Prescription coverage, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Fraud.

Legal Services

Legal assistance with powers of appointment, access to public benefits, housing, and healthcare.


Nutritious meals either delivered at home or in a congregate setting

Ombudsman Services

Information and advocacy for residents of long term care facilities and their family members.

Prescription Assistance

Provides consumers with assistance to access certain free or low-cost prescription medications available through pharmaceutical companies.

Senior Employment

Provides training opportunities to certain older individuals to help them gain or improve job skills to secure gainful employment.

Free Training Courses

Education & Training

Presentations are available to public, civic, and professional groups free of charge.  

Senior Employment

A paid training program to help strengthen and improve skill set to secure gainful employment.

Presentations available for free

Free presentations are available and certification will be provided upon completion of training.


Opportunities are available.

Our Purpose

Dementia Friendly America

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 an sustaining Dementia Friendly Communities fostering partnerships and individual engagement through training and participation within a “dementia friendly community.”  


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