Our comprehensive toolkit provides simple but powerful information needed by law enforcement and other first responders to become:

  • Dementia Knowledgeable
  • Dementia Sensitive
  • Dementia Responsive

M4A is proud to make this resource available for download on our website. M4A provides a 2 hour CEU training program which is available at no cost. Upon completion of the training, local law enforcement and first responders will be officially designated as a “dementia friendly department”. M4A will provide certificates, posters, and stickers to promote this official designation across local communities.

Contact Robyn James at rjames@m4a.org to schedule a group training event or to get more information on our Dementia Friendly initiative.

A short video portraying a good dementia-friendly response by law enforcement.

Watch the video of the training in action here: Aging Sensitivity Exercise

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Shelby County Sheriff’s office receives the first dementia-friendly designation in Alabama.

Blount County DF TrainingBLOUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAINING AND OFFICIAL DESIGNATION.

Watch the Live ABC 3340 News Story Here: http://abc3340.com/news/abc-3340-news-iteam/police-officers-trained-in-dementia-friendly-programs

Read the ABC 3340 news story here: http://abc3340.com/news/abc-3340-news-iteam/police-officers-trained-in-dementia-friendly-programs

 

PELHAM FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAINING
http://www.wbrc.com/story/38376621/pelham-police-undergo-special-training-to-help-dementia-patients

The Alabaster Fire and Police Departments have each obtained certification as a “dementia-friendly-department.”
https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2018/08/23/afd-apd-become-certified-dementia-friendly-departments/

The City of Bessemer partnered with M4A to complete week-long Dementia Friendly Training
http://blog.al.com/press-releases/2018/09/bessemer_puts_focus_on_helping.html