First-of-Its-Kind Alzheimer’s Training Program Coming to South Jersey

Two South Jersey universities are teaming up to develop a groundbreaking Alzheimer’s training program.

Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden will collaborate with Otsuka America Pharmaceutical to create the “Alzheimer’s Journey Coordinator” program at Camden County College. In the program, patient navigators will be trained to specialize in supporting individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

“Residents suffering from Alzheimer’s are in need of support and advocacy from a caregiver and a dedicated healthcare professional,” says Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “This new program will create a real impact on a variety of different levels for patients and their families, eliminating many of the tasks that are taxing for the caregiver unit.”

The program is the first of its kind in the country and is expected to launch in fall of 2018 for up to 20 students.

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