Frederick S. Brand, MA, CDP®

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Frederick S. Brand - is the Executive Director of Grants, Sussex County Community College in New Jersey. He was the former Executive Director of Bethel Ridge, a non-profit, non-denominational organization that supports people with developmental disabilities. During his tenure, Mr. Brand has been recognized as an individual with expertise on the connection between Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome and has given numerous regional and statewide seminars on the subject. Mr. Brand is the former Director of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, from 1993-2001, where he was responsible for the creation and implementation of many innovative and first-of-their kind patient care and educational programs to increase life’s quality for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers alike. Included among those programs were At Home with the A.R.T.S. (Alzheimer Recreation Therapy Services) that brought in-home therapeutic recreation activities to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease who were unable to attend adult day health centers. He also instituted the Annual Statewide Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease for Health Care Professionals, now recognized as the premier Alzheimer’s disease conference in the state of New Jersey. An accomplished speaker on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Mr. Brand has given seminars to statewide, national, and international audiences. He also co-authored the book “At Home with the A.R.T.S.: An approach to Home-Centered, Activity Based Care.” From 1982-1993, Mr. Brand served as the Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Volunteer Services, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Adult Day Health Center at the Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center. He is the 1999 winner of the Madison E. Weidner Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the New Jersey Activity Professionals Association, Mr. Brand has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Holy Cross College and a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from New York University.