November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month

Alzheimer’s is a complex neurological disease that is the most common form of dementia. President Ronald Reagan first designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At that time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million and more than 10 million are caring for a loved one with the disease. Amazingly, every 70 seconds, another American family is affected by Alzheimer’s.  Help increase the understanding of Alzheimer’s by raising awareness.

The Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) is a great source of information and support. They are an interfaith nonprofit agency dedicated to providing supportive services to the elderly, veterans, the disabled, and their Caregivers, enabling them to live independently and with dignity in their own homes. For more information about Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey and the Alzheimer’s Respite Care Program they offer please visit their website http://caregivervolunteers.org/

If you or a loved one is affected by Alzheimer’s and wish to discuss the legal ramifications related to this disease, please contact Certified Elder Law Attorney, Annemarie Schreiber at (732) 797-1600.

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