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.

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