FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Crimes against elderly people are being reported more, thanks to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s (GBI) creating the At Risk Adult Abuse Plan. It’s a plan created to help decrease exploitation and abuse toward the elderly.
Part of the plan includes training officers about diseases, like Alzheimer’s, that are common to come across with older people.
Vernon Keenan, GBI Director, said the training is helping because officers have come across this disease more over the years.
“This is something that they are encountering routinely in their day to day activities and they need to be trained on how to handle these type of instances,” Keenan said.
So Tim Sutton, with Next Generation Training and Better Understanding, teaches officers about Alzheimer’s. Continue Reading