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The Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

#HipNJ joined Alzheimer’s New Jersey at Cricket Hill Brewery in Fairfield to talk about Alzheimer’s Disease.

Alzheimer’s New Jersey hosted Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s in October, their largest fundraising event to support New Jersey families that are impacted by the disease.

Alzheimer’s NJ explains, “When somebody has Alzheimer’s or dementia, they have difficulty with activities of daily living.” They may have trouble getting out of bed, brushing their teeth, or taking a shower because they may not know the steps to do so. “They have difficulty living their normal, daily lives,” ALZ NJ states.

More than five million Americans live with Alzheimer’s. Over 500,000 people in New Jersey are impacted by Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s affects not only the person who has it, but to the people who take care of them. In New Jersey, nearly one third of residents care or have cared for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Among these caretakers, more than four in five said that it has had a negative impact on their emotional health.

Family relations can become tense when they take care of their loved ones. Nearly three in four said their family relations are strained by caregiving. 65% of caretakers also say their financial situation has been affected.

Because those who have Alzheimer’s struggle with daily living, caretakers must help them with many tasks. 51% of caretakers spend more than 20 hours a week on caregiving activities and 27% devote more than 40 hours a week.

Alzheimer’s New Jersey is dedicated to offering continuous hope and support to individuals and families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia. For more information, visit alznj.org.

2017 Alzheimer’s New Jersey Walk at Liberty State Park

#HipNJ stopped by Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s in Liberty State Park.

Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s is Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s largest fundraising event to support New Jersey families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.

 Lisa Marie Latino sat with Ken Zaentz, president and CEO of Alzheimer’s New Jersey.

Kristin Davie, president of the Young Professionals Advisory Council for Alzheimer’s New Jersey, discussed the goals of the new council, as well as her personal experience with Alzheimer’s.

Giselle the #WalkToFightALZ Jersey City ambassador, discusses her music and her personal connection to the day’s purpose. Hear her music here.

Russell Rothman, board chair of Alzheimer’s New Jersey, gives Latino information on upcoming Walks to Fight Alzheimer’s , which you can check out here.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s New Jersey, click here. Below, listen to some inspirational speeches from the exceptional day.

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#HipNJ Walks to Fight Alzheimer’s

Did you know that over 500,000 people in New Jersey are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, including 175,000 individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers? This scary fact is why we urge all of our #Hippers to support the Alzheimer’s New Jersey Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s!

This series of four walks throughout the Garden State is the charity’s largest fundraising event. The first Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s raised over $750,000 in 2016, with 100% of walk donations supporting ANJ programs and services such as personal and confidential assistance, guidance, relief from caregiving, emotional support and education, safety awareness, and clinical trial opportunities. 

To get involved, find a Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s® in your community. Click on the walk location for specific event details:

Southern Regional Walk – Arnold & Baltimore Aves., Point Pleasant Beach – Saturday, September 23, 2017

Liberty State Park Regional Walk – Liberty State Park, Jersey City – Saturday, October 7, 2017 

Central Regional Walk – ETS, 660 Rosedale Rd., Princeton – Sunday, October 22, 2017

Northern Regional Walk – Bergen Community College, Paramus – Sunday, October 29, 2017

For more information about Alzheimer’s New Jersey, visit ALZNJ.org.