Assessing and Assisting Persons with Alzheimer’s

DE BEST Mission Statement

To serve the state of Delaware by establishing, implementing, and sustaining volunteers to strengthen DSAMH initiatives, improve community resilience and support appropriate mental health response to disaster.


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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