COMMUNITY FORUM TO ADDRESS THE IMPACT OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AT WAYNE TOWNSHIP HEALTH DEPARTMENT

COMMUNITY FORUM TO ADDRESS THE IMPACT OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

AT WAYNE TOWNSHIP HEALTH DEPARTMENT

(Wayne, NJ, MAY 24, 2022) — Experts from local government and nonprofit organizations will discuss resources for individuals and family caregivers dealing with the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia during of one free Wayne Community Forum on Tuesday, May 24and4-6 p.m. at Wayne Township Health Department, 475 Valley Road, Meeting Room #2.

“Nearly 200,000 people age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease in New Jersey, affecting approximately 360,000 family caregivers,” said Diane Silbernagel, executive director of HomeCare Options, the home care agency nonprofit from Wayne. “This is an indication of the extent of this condition. Although community resources and support exist, many families who are forced to deal with the harrowing aspects of dementia too often do not know where or who to turn to. to get help.

To help provide those answers, Ms. Silbernagel, along with Robyn Kohn, Director of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Associations, and Rosemary Acampora, Director of Seniors and Social Services for the Wayne Township Health Department, will present an overview of Alzheimer’s disease, discuss available resources and answer questions. To register, call 800.272.3900 or visit https://action.alz.org/mtg/80054373.

The event is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, HomeCare Options, Wayne Township and Wayne for All Ages.

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