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The Apache Junction Police Department is providing information so that you may recognize someone who is starting to develop Alzheimer’s disease or, may help someone that you encounter in public.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.” Alzheimer’s is not just a disease of the elderly. Adults as young as their 30’s have been reported with the disorder. The number of people with Alzheimer’s in America is continuing a steady rise.
Recognize the signs of a person who may have Alzheimer’s, so that you can aid them.
The Apache Junction Police Department offers access to the MedicAlert ID program. A bracelet or pendant can be obtained for a loved one to wear. In the event that they walk away and are discovered by authorities, this identification can quickly reunite caregivers with someone who has Alzheimer’s. You can apply for this directly at their website: www.medicalert.org/safereturn or call 1-888-572-8566.
If you have any questions, please contact Community Resource Coordinator at (480) 474-5442 or email@example.com.