A Stitch in Time is a Treasured Gift: Stephanie’s Caregiver Story

Bruni started to experience early signs of dementia several years ago when she was in her late 50s. At the time, Stephanie knew little about dementia; she assumed it just involved memory loss and was unaware of the physical and emotional toll that accompanies the disease. Stephanie's "obsessive" research (as she puts it) led her to [...]

By | 2017-07-26T01:02:54+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|

Looking For Some Bright Fundraising Ideas? We’ve Got Them Right Here!

Start the Ball Rolling...  Make your first donation come from YOU. It shows your commitment. Consider making your own donation once a month. Your actions will inspire others to donate. It’s Who You Know...  Think about the places you frequent, such as a local eatery, your child’s school, your place of worship, your gym. Make [...]

By | 2017-07-25T19:37:49+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|

Summer Travel Tips for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

For a person living with Alzheimer’s, a “simple vacation” can be anything but “simple.”  Whether a vacation is just on the other side of town or across the country, careful planning and preparation is extremely important to help ensure the safety and comfort of both the person with Alzheimer’s as well as his or her [...]

By | 2017-06-29T14:30:43+00:00 June 27th, 2017|News|

Respite Care and Wellness Program

Round the clock caregiving of someone living with Alzheimer’s and dementia can be rewarding, but it is not without its challenges. Left unchecked, caregiving can quickly become emotionally and physically exhausting for the caregiver. Like a much needed vacation to reset the body and soul, respite services can help alleviate the emotional and physical stress [...]

By | 2017-06-29T14:33:19+00:00 June 27th, 2017|News|

Congratulations to Our Essay Contest Winners!

In January, Alzheimer's New Jersey® teamed up with the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) to find New Jersey students who are making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s New Jersey sponsored an essay contest for public middle and high school students (grades 6 through 12). Students were asked to share stories [...]

By | 2017-05-26T18:50:31+00:00 May 24th, 2017|News|

2017 Education and Research Conference: “New Directions in Research and Care”

The 2017 Education and Research Conference for healthcare professionals, presented by Alzheimer's New Jersey, was held at The Palace at Somerset Park on Friday, April 28. During the previous evening of April 27, physicians and nurse practitioners gathered at The Palace for an education program geared more specifically to meet their needs. The event is [...]

By | 2017-05-26T18:17:54+00:00 May 24th, 2017|News|

Spring is Filled With Special Opportunities for Giving

When Alzheimer’s disease touches someone close to you, it is natural to want to honor or remember that person in a special way. Spring presents many occasions to pay tribute to family and friends and celebrate a special event in someone’s life. Father’s Day, graduations, and weddings all can be occasions to make a [...]

By | 2017-05-26T18:14:42+00:00 May 24th, 2017|News|

The Importance of Clinical Trials

A clinical trial is a research study with a step-by-step process to test a new procedure, drug, vaccine or device for prevention, treatment, screening or improving quality of life. The purpose of clinical trials is research, so the studies follow strict scientific standards. These standards protect patients and help produce reliable study results. Clinical trials are one of the [...]

By | 2017-04-27T00:17:36+00:00 April 25th, 2017|News|

LEAD Coalition 2017 Continuing Resolution and the Federal Budget

Alzheimer’s New Jersey® is a proud member of the LEAD Coalition. Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease is a diverse and growing national coalition of over 85 member organizations including patient advocacy and voluntary health non-profits, philanthropies and foundations, trade and professional associations, academic research and clinical institutions, home and residential care providers, and biotechnology and [...]

By | 2017-03-27T21:47:34+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|News|