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Women and Alzheimer's

With Mother’s Day only 2 weeks away; we wanted to bring attention to the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on women.

  • Nearly 2/3 of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Until recently, experts thought this was because age is the greatest risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease, and women live longer than men. However, researchers are now asking if risk of the disease for women is higher than men because of biological or genetic variations, or differences in life experiences. (More details can be found in the article below).
  • Of the 5.6 million people in the United States age 65 years or older with the disease, 3.5 million are women.
  • More than 60% of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers are women 
Alzheimer’s disease is a women’s health issue and there are organizations including Alzheimer’s New Jersey, working to raise awareness about this issue.  Us Against Alzheimer’s, has launched “ The 30 Day Brain Health Challenge ” to encourage women to take care of their brain health as they age. 

The Challenge offers 7 suggestions to promote brain health:
  • Eat Well
  • Stay Active
  • Rest & Sleep Well
  • Control Risk
  • Exercise Your Brain
  • Connect with Family Friends
  • Make an Impact

To learn more visit https://bebrainpowerful.org/ .


Honor the Special Women in Your Life Today
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Menopause, Memory and H.R.T.:
How Hormones Could Affect Brain Health
Alzheimer's New Jersey is proud to partner with Being Patient to bring you the following research update. Being Patient is an editorially independent news site covering the latest research on Alzheimer's disease.
We know that varying levels of estrogen during menopause affect the brain. A big drop in estrogen, according to experts, could lead to cognitive problems, and scientists are investigating whether menopuase itself might be a risk factor for dementia. Two recent studies have shed light on the effects of menopause on memory and how taking hormone replacement drugs after menopause starts could actually help the brain.
2019 Spring Gala
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
A big thank you to everyone who helped make this outstanding evening of fun, entertainment and philanthropy a big success!!  A special thank you to CBS Meteorologist, John Elliott , our Master of Ceremonies, and the Huisking Family , who received Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Circle of Honor Award, our most prestigious recognition to honor individuals and organizations for their extraordinary service and contributions to the agency and Alzheimer’s community.  
"Special thanks to all of our Gala participants for the important role they played in raising funds for our education and support programs benefiting New Jersey families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. "
Ken Zaentz, President and CEO

Let's hear what our honorees have to say...
As Laura, our Gala Honoree said in the video, the Walks are a meaningful and fun way to help those impacted by Alzheimer’s. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference. Sign Up Today
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Sunday, September 15 – Skylands Regional Walk (Morristown)
Saturday, September 28 – Southern Regional Walk (Point Pleasant)
Saturday, October 5 – Liberty State Park Regional Walk (Jersey City)
Sunday, October 13 – Central Regional Walk (Princeton)
Sunday, October 27 – Northern Regional Walk (Paramus)
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