The Cognitive and Research Center of New Jersey (CRCNJ) opened a second office location at 575 Route 28, Building 2, Suite #2108, Raritan, NJ 08869 this month meet the growing need for specialized assessment and treatment of memory and cognitive disorders.
The CRCNJ offers a range of services, including: neuropsychology, psychotherapy, group therapy for patients and caregivers, educational series, and an active clinical trial program focused on testing potentially new treatments for memory loss, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease and other age-related dementias.
The CRCNJ staff work in collaboration with other highly experienced, professional specialists to offer multi-disciplinary assessments and treatment planning. CRCNJ provides Free Memory Screens for people interested in research, as well as access to cutting edge biotechnology such as brain scans that are helpful in accurate diagnosis.
CRCNJ founder and director Dr. Michelle Papka has over 25 years of experience working with this population. She practices as a neuropsychologist, psychotherapist, and researcher, serving as the Principal Investigator on over 20 recent clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease, memory impairment, or Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Dr. Papka explains, “We decided to open a satellite office in Raritan to better serve people in Somerset and Hunterdon counties. We have received such positive feedback during our tenure in Union county, and strongly believe in the value of early diagnosis and treatment planning.
“We aim to support patients, family members, and to help advance both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for this population. Many people wonder if what they are experiencing in terms of cognitive changes is ‘normal.’ We address this concern, with expertise, compassion, and the most current scientific knowledge.”
Facts about Alzheimer’s disease:
· 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.
· 1 in 9 Americans over 65 has Alzheimer’s disease.
· When the first wave of baby boomers reaches age 85 (in 2031), it is projected that more than 3 million people age 85 and older will have Alzheimer’s.
· Number of people in New Jersey with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis: 170,000
· Expected increase in diagnoses by 2025: 23.5%
For more information, please visit www.theCRCNJ.com.