WASHINGTON, D.C.— A new report by the Alzheimer’s Association released on Tuesday makes clear the challenge of the increase in cases of Alzheimer’s disease, and the necessity of helping at-risk populations prepare for the upsurge in new cases—and one day prevent Alzheimer’s altogether, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) stated.
“We’ve come a long way toward understanding and treating Alzheimer’s disease, and are moving ever closer to a cure, but this report lays out the challenge yet before us and the necessity of preparing individuals and families on best practices for medical care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Smith said.
“We need to redouble our efforts to help the 5.8 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, along with their loved ones and caregivers, and to advance treatments,” said Smith the co-founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease. Read the rest of this entry »
Inspired by Jeff Borghoff, a 54 year old Forked River man battling early onset Alzheimer’s and Congressman Chris Smith, 1000 plus Jersey Shore residents Walked to End Alzheimer’s on the boardwalk in Bradley Beach on Saturday. The Bradley Beach walk is expected to raise over $100,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Congressman Chris Smith and Pt. Pleasant Beach Mayor Stephen Reid and George (Reid’s dog) joined CEO Kenneth Zaentz, Board Members James Formisano and Tracey Christenson Wolfman, and volunteer Anne Pagnoni to kick off the walk.
Since 1985, ALZNJ, has provided support and education to local Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. Over 600,000 people in New Jersey are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, including 175,000 individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers and Middletown Police Officers located an elderly Middletown man who wandered from home last night through the use of the Sheriff’s Office’s Project Lifesaver technology, according to an announcement by Sheriff Shaun Golden.
The 69 year old man was located and returned to safety by Sheriff’s Officers Kurt Kroeper and Ralph Irizzary as well as Detective Al Scott and Sgt. CJ Higgins of the Middletown PD.
Many a beer drinker has heard about the health benefits of red wine over the past few years. In fact, there have been so many studies on the supposed elixir of life that there’s a good chance some beer drinkers, looking to confer the same benefits, have converted into wine connoisseurs. But convert not my fellow… Read the rest of this entry »