Are You or Someone you Know Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease or a Related Dementia?

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Are You or Someone You Know Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease or a Related Dementia?

The Adult ID Kit provides a means to record identifying information and a place to post a recent photo of the person with AD/D. The Kit also includes questions asked by 911 operators about missing adults. We encourage all those caring for someone with dementia to complete the Kit and have it readily available for law enforcement in the event the person wanders away from home.

AIKimageThe Adult Information Kit can be downloaded here (PDF) or can be picked up at any one of our stations:

  • Central : 120 N Robson
  • Fiesta : 1010 W Grove Avenue
  • Red Mountain : 4333 E University Drive
  • Superstition : 2430 S Ellsworth Road

To download, click on the link above or the picture and when the document opens, do a "file save" and save it to your computer or print it. You can also right click on the link or the picture and choose "save target as" on a PC, "save link as" on a MAC and save the document to your computer.

The "Become a Dementia Friendly Business" brochure includes tips on recognizing the signs of dementia and communicating with customers who have dementia.

 

For information on Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias, please contact:

Alzheimer's Association
Desert Southwest Chapter
602.528.0545
www.alz.org/dsw
  Banner Alzheimer's Institute
602.839.6900
www.banneralz.org
  Medic Alert + Safe Return
Enrollment Form [PDF]
Enrollment is FREE; please mail completed form to:
Mesa Police Department
Attn: Amanda Stamps/CIT
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466
Questions: 480-644-3761

If you encounter an adult that appears disoriented or lost:

  • medalertjewelryCall 911 (emergency) or 480-644-2211, option 2 (non-emergency).
  • Look for a Medic Alert+Safe Return bracelet or necklace.
  • Use a friendly expression and a calm, slow voice.
  • Establish eye contact. If you are approaching them from behind, approach slowly and announce yourself.
  • Be careful not to touch the person without telling them in advance and explaining why.
  • Redirect the conversation if they become agitated; change the topic to something pleasant, such as the weather.
  • Don't correct the person and do not argue with their perception of reality.

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