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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has announced an initiative to offer information and support services to people with Alzheimer's Disease and their caregivers.
The initiative is also designed to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of the disease.
Over the next two years, the city will provide training to city employees who have regular contact with people who may have Alzheimer's. Those to receive the training include staff at the Boston Police Department, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Department, Housing Authority and the Elderly Commission.
Walsh will also serve as honorary chair of the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer's in September. The walk is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.