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  • The city creates an ‘Alzheimer’s Initiative’

    Boston Magazine - 07/14/2014

    The city’s efforts to commit to this Alzheimer’s Project will include joining the Alzheimer’s Workplace Alliance, formerly the Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance, and will make sure that its 17,000 employees have support and information on the disease, as well as educating employees about “the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, the importance of early detection, and the resources available to help them.”

    During the next two years, the City of Boston will train staff at the Boston Police Department, Emergency Medical Services, the Boston Fire Department, Boston Housing Authority, and the Elderly Commission to be “dementia capable.” Boston Medical Center, Northeastern University, and the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District are also part of the Alzheimer’s Workplace Alliance.