New Training: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia—What Every Department Needs to Know

As society changes, law enforcement agencies must be prepared to evolve and adapt to new challenges in order to better serve their communities. There are over 5 million people in the United States with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These numbers are expected to double, maybe even triple, in the next 20 years. Professionally, it affects law enforcement and the community on a daily basis. Examples of this include everything from traffic stops to domestic violence calls to missing persons cases to the financial exploitation of older adults.