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Rep Smith: Report Stresses Urgency of Action for Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment

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 »

Posted: March 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Rep Smith: Report Stresses Urgency of Action for Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment

1000 plus Walk To End Alzheimer’s

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.

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Posted: October 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 1000 plus Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s NJ Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign With 1st Of 5 Walks

James Formisano , Kenneth Zaentz, Rep Chris Smith, Mayor Stephen Reid, George, Anne Pagnoni and Tracey Christenson Wolfman kick off the Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s. Sept 22 in Pt Pleasant Beach

Alzheimer NJ kicked off its annual Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s  campaign on Saturday in Point Pleasant Beach with the first of five walks in New Jersey this fall.

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.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Alzheimer’s NJ Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign With 1st Of 5 Walks

Sheriff’s Officers, Middletown PD, Locate Missing Middletown Man With Project Lifesaver Technology

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.

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Posted: August 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff’s Officers, Middletown PD, Locate Missing Middletown Man With Project Lifesaver Technology

All That Hoppy Beer You Hate Might Save Your Brain From Dementia

BeerMany 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 »
Posted: February 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on All That Hoppy Beer You Hate Might Save Your Brain From Dementia