"Alzheimer's or other similar health issues to assist police in getting them the care they need"
I thought the job of the police was/is to uhm how-do-you-say police! Not to put innocent poeple in lock up, which sounds like another phrase for giving them the care they need.
Also, journo, you seem to be awefully fond of shortening words and sentences... I know it's the fashionable thing to do these days, but by God, language was defined for one purpose: make communication easier, not more difficult... and as a journalist, it seems to me, one should uphold such standards...