CABLE Special Topics Training

Assisting Persons with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and their Families

Thursday, May 30, 2024

12:00-2:00 PM via Zoom 

This presentation will provide police officers and mobile crisis clinicians with information related to the goal of identifying and assisting individuals with symptoms of Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease in the community. Participants will learn about the prevalence of this condition within our communities along with some common signs and symptoms.  Successful strategies for approaching and assisting a person in crisis will be discussed. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of how a diagnosis of and living with a person with Alzheimer’s/Dementia affects families, while also discussing treatment options and resources. 

This presentation aims to equip police officers and mobile crisis clinicians with knowledge that will assist them in identifying and aiding individuals with symptoms of Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease in the community. Participants will learn about the prevalence of these conditions within our communities and will gain an understanding of common signs and symptoms. Effective strategies for approaching and assisting individuals in crisis with exhibit Alzheimer's/dementia symptoms will be discussed.  Participants will gain insight into the impact of an Alzheimer’s/Dementia diagnosis on families while also discussing treatment options and resources. 

Presented by

Carolyn DeRocco, BA, Vice President of Programs and Education, Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter 

This no cost training is generously subsidized by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

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