The Huisking Family Honored at Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s® 2019 Annual Gala

On Wednesday, April 10, Alzheimer’s New Jersey®, the independent, New Jersey non-profit providing continuous hope and support for New Jersey residents battling Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, held their 2019 Annual Gala at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ. 

New Study Reveals Half of New Jersey Residents Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease Do Not Receive Referrals to Support Services

A recent survey conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind on behalf of Alzheimer’s New Jersey found that an overwhelming majority of New Jersey residents with memory loss concerns (89%) visited a doctor to seek diagnosis.

Making Memories and Building Traditions

For more than 20 years, Team Steven Knapp Home Improvements, led by Team Captains, Steven Knapp and Lori Chapin, has maintained a consistent presence at Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Southern Regional Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s® in Point Pleasant Beach. The annual Walk has become a much anticipated tradition for longtime team members, some of whom were still in strollers when [...]

Types of Dementia

Various disorders and factors contribute to the development of dementia. Neurodegenerative disorders result in a progressive and irreversible loss of neurons and brain functioning. Currently, there are no cures for these types of disorders. They include: - Alzheimer’s disease - Frontotemporal disorders - Lewy body dementia Other types of progressive brain disease include: - [...]

By |February 23rd, 2018|News|

From Caregiver to Advocate: YPAC Member Monique Shares Her Journey with Alzheimer’s

At the bright and youthful age of 19, Monique DeLorenzo - a current member of Alzheimer's New Jersey's Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) - suddenly found herself in a completely unexpected role: caring for her 51 year old mother, Alaine, who had just been diagnosed with early onset dementia. Feeling unprepared, overwhelmed and devastated, Monique and her family were determined to rally [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|News|

Ease the Stress of Caregiving During the Holidays

As a caregiver, do you find yourself feeling anxious as the holidays start to roll around? If so, read our tips to learn how to manage caregiver stress during the holidays so that you and your family can enjoy this special time of year together. Before the holiday season approaches have a conversation with [...]

By |November 23rd, 2017|News|

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

On Monday, November 13th, Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) held its inaugural education program focused on the challenges faced by young adult caregivers.  Held at the Cricket Hill Brewing Company in Fairfield, the program, which was appropriately titled How Do We Navigate Our New Normal?, was attended by 30 young professionals who are trying to balance promising careers and/or growing families with caregiving responsibilities for loved ones [...]

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|