County supervisors say more than 115,000 county residents 55 and older are projected to be living with some form of dementia by 2030, a 36 percent increase from 2015.
Supervisor's want to expand the Alzheimer's response team, which started last June and operates in the east county.
If law enforcement or paramedics are called to home with a dementia patient, a trained social worker makes an initial visit within three business days to a person with dementia and helps stabilize their situation.
The county supervisors voted unanimously for the chief administrative officer to find ways for more response programs in the county
You can read the County's report.
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