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Sgt. Ben Scott trains fellow Prescott Police Department officers on a new policy for dealing with those who have Alzheimer’s. (Photo by Imelda Mejia/Cronkite News)

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With an aging population, Prescott police trained to identify Alzheimer's

When a police officer here stops an older driver for erratic driving or a poor decision such as cutting off another car, he or she will look for signs of disorientation, agitated behavior or a shuffling gait, along with other signs of Alzheimer's.


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