Action Resources:  Local Government Planning and Emergency Response

Disaster Preparedness Toolkit, Home and Community-Based Services for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers 
This toolkit outlines actions states can take to empower caregivers to make informed decisions about the special needs of people with dementia at a time of emergency or disaster.

Creating Dementia Friendly Public Spaces 

Emergency Response:  First Responders, Law Enforcement, Ambulance

Alzheimer's Aware:  Caregiver Emergency Plan Program Guide  The Caregiver Emergency Plan Project is a local community program that can be instituted to try and prevent a crisis situation from occurring when a caregiver has an emergency.

Approaching Alzheimer's:  First Responder Training Program  This is a free on-line training.  The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota North Dakota also offers an in-person training. Call 800-272-3900 or email for more information.

Tips for First Responders Offers tip sheets with information about many types of disabilities including cognitive impairment that first responders can use during emergencies as well as routine encounters. 

International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Alzheimer’s Initiative Offers a host of resources, information, and training regarding law enforcement’s response to persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.  View 4 short training videos which discuss various situations that law enforcement and first responders may encounter with a person with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.  Free DVD is also available.  

Identifying and Helping a Driver with Alzheimer’s Disease Tips for law enforcement and motorist assist workers.

10 Steps for Interacting with Drivers Who May Have Alzheimer’s Disease and 10 Warning Signs a Driver May Have Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia Learning Resource for Ambulance Staff This learning resource provides information, advice and guidance about dementia, how it affects people, and how to ensure that safety is maintained at all time

Is it Dementia? Short films for staff working in transportation, retail, banking, correctional services, emergency services and fire services.

Start your search for resources by checking out what's available in your local community.

Senior LinkAge Line 1-800-333-2433 A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors www, Navigate Minnesota's Land of Over 10,000 Helping Agencies Alzheimer's Association