Community Support for Caregivers
The Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias program is funded through the Administration on Aging, Administration on Community Living. This free program is intended to provide supports and services to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers and to promote early screening for dementia in adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The program offers caregivers free training in a behavioral intervention program called REACH. Caregivers also may have a free companion aide assist with their loved one’s care so that the family caregiver may participate in the REACH program. This program is open to caregivers throughout New Jersey.
The REACH program is phone-based series of education sessions over 2 to 3 months that will focus on new behavior-management skills and strategies for caregiver self-care and caregiving challenges. Training textbook is provided free of charge. For more information or to enroll in REACH please contact
The Alzheimer’s Disease Program Coordinator, Nashali Pagan, CSW. She can be reached at 973-310-9539. Or via Email firstname.lastname@example.org