Alzheimer’s New Jersey Holds Its First Young Adult Caregiver Seminar

On Monday, November 13th, Alzheimer’s New Jersey held its inaugural Young Adults Caregiver Seminar at the Cricket Hill Brewing Company in Fairfield, NJ. Appropriately titled “How do we navigate our 'new normal'?”, the conference was attended by young professionals who now find themselves in the midst of balancing promising careers and/or growing families while [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|News|

Survey shows nearly one third of New Jersey residents care or have cared for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

More than four out of five said caregiving has negatively impacted their emotional healthDenville, NJ, September 25, 2017 – Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is a fact of life for one third of New Jersey residents. In a recent survey conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind on behalf of Alzheimer’s New Jersey, one-third (29%) [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|News|

Get To Know Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC)

Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s (ALZNJ) Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) was formed in February 2017 as a way to actively engage New Jersey’s younger generation in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  Several of the inaugural members are currently part or full time caregivers for a loved one who has Alzheimer's. Primarily geared [...]

By |September 29th, 2017|News|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]