Assessing and Assisting Persons with Alzheimer’s

DMRC Mission Statement

To serve the state of Delaware by establishing, implementing, and sustaining Delaware’s reserve units of medical and non-medical volunteers to strengthen the public health infrastructure, improve emergency preparedness response, and increase community resilience in Delaware.

 

Assessing and Assisting Persons with Alzheimer’s

This program will briefly cover Alzheimer’s disease and dementia basics, highlighting disease hallmarks and current statistics. Common behaviors will be covered and interaction & communication techniques during emergency situations will be taught. Wandering, is a potentially life-threatening behavior and response techniques to this specific behavior will be discussed. Assessment techniques for emergency medical professionals will also be addressed. Lastly, Alzheimer’s Association programs & services will be explained with a Q&A period at the end.

Contact DMRC if you would like additional information.

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