Resources for first responders

As a police officer, paramedic, firefighter, or search and rescue team member, you may come into contact with someone living with dementia. The resources below provide information to help first responders recognize, communicate with and respond to a person with dementia.

  • Safety information for first responders: how to recognize dementia, communication strategies, the importance of rapid response when a person with dementia goes missing, and MedicAlert® Safely Home®.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017