New Jersey Nonprofit Offers Community Education
and Awareness-Raising Programs Throughout the Month
During the month of November, Alzheimer’s New Jersey (formerly the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter) is raising awareness about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the more than 500,000 individuals and their family caregivers affected throughout the state.
Alzheimer’s New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing support, assistance and information to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers in New Jersey. The organization plays a crucial role in delivering programs and services to New Jersey families facing Alzheimer’s disease as 100% of the funds raised support local residents.
In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in New Jersey, Alzheimer’s New Jersey is offering a range of community education programs throughout the month. The programs, which are also available beyond November, are free and open to the public. They include:
- Alzheimer’s 101: comprehensive overview for anyone who wants to learn about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia.
- Understanding Memory Loss: explores the difference between normal age-related memory changes and changes that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, including some of the common warning signs.
- Coping with Caregiver Stress: examines causes of caregiver stress and offers coping strategies to become a healthier caregiver.
- Healthy Aging Tips for Your Body and Brain: discusses the latest research on how lifestyle factors may affect our physical and cognitive health and how to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine.
- Celebrating the Holidays When Your Loved One Has Alzheimer’s Disease: highlights ways to modify meaningful traditions, celebrate away from home, and cope with caregiver stress when dealing with Alzheimer’s disease throughout the holiday season.
- Coping with Behavior Changes in Alzheimer’s disease: discusses why people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia experience behavior changes, what those behaviors mean, and how to cope when behaviors are challenging.
“Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in New Jersey provides the opportunity to raise public awareness about the economic, social and emotional impact of Alzheimer’s disease on our state and to highlight the programs and services provided by Alzheimer’s New Jersey,” said Ken Zaentz, President and CEO, Alzheimer’s New Jersey. “No one who is dealing with Alzheimer’s should feel alone and our education and other support programs help address this, providing resources and assistance for New Jersey residents.”
Pre-registration for each education program is required. For more information, or to register please call 888-280-6055. Visit www.alznj.org/services/education-and-training/ for locations and the most current education program schedule.
About Alzheimer’s New Jersey
Since 1985, Alzheimer’s New Jersey has provided care and support for New Jersey families and has helped advance research for a cure. As Alzheimer’s New Jersey (formerly known as Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter), their commitment to local programs and services is stronger than ever. Their mission is to provide support, assistance and information to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, their families and care partners; and to support research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. Visit alznj.org or call 888-280-6055 for more information.