2013 Maine Walk to End Alzheimer's 

With 11 locations from York to Fort Kent- Register for a walk near you today! 

We’re excited to announce that registration for the 2013 Maine Walk to End Alzheimer's is open! Join us in leading the way to a world without Alzheimer’s disease. When you walk, you are joining a movement to end the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. You are choosing to make a difference in the lives of the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the more than 15 million who care for them. Find the walk nearest you from the list below and start a team today! If you are interested in volunteering on a planning committee or on the day of the walk fill out our volunteer application here >> Questions? Contact rendres@alz.org >>


Alzheimer's Association International Conference Comes to Boston in 2013

Every year, thousands of the world’s leading dementia researchers gather to share new discoveries and innovative ideas in a forum that defines the field. This year, the Alzheimer's Association International Conference will be held in Boston July 13-18.  AAIC is the world's premier forum for the reporting and discussion of groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.  In 2013 we’ll celebrate 25 years of progress while shaping the future of dementia science. Learn more here >>

drtv-caring-smallerMaine Chapter to Offer Habilitation Training in Scarborough and Brewer

The Maine Chapter will be offering "Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease" on September 13, 2013 in Brewer and on September 19, 2013 in Scarborough. The newly revised Habilitation Curriculum is a train the trainer model created to prepare attendees, already familiar with Alzheimer’s and dementia care, to train direct staff in a wide array of care settings. The 7-hour training teaches the 13-hour curriculum in best Habilitation Therapy practices. Modules include a PowerPoint presentation, discussion activities, lecture and demonstration, role-play and group work. CEU's are offered and advance registration is required. For more information or to register contact bkirkpatrick@alz.org >>

ironmanphoto.JPGMaine Teams Help Surpass Goal in 2013 Longest Day 

Thank you to all those in Maine who participated, donated and cheered our teams on during The Longest Day. You made June 21 into OUR day–a day to honor those who face Alzheimer's with strength, endurance and passion. Together, we raised awareness and funds to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association, moving one step closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease. Pictured to the left is Theresa Saxton, captain of the Yarmouth Team, "Fitness Success". Theresa completed an Ironman for Alzheimer's in honor of her mother and is currently one of the top fundraising teams in the nation- 11th out of more than 700 teams ! You can still donate to the teams before July 31st here! >>

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HHS Releases Update to National Alzheimer's Plan 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update, which updates the first-ever National Alzheimer's Plan issued in May 2012. Read the Association's statement >>  The update includes a new timeline for achieving the plan's first goal — to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025 — and a review of progress over the past year. The Alzheimer's Association commends HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for her ongoing work to ensure a strong implementation of the National Alzheimer's Plan and the inclusion of a timeline to reach the plan's first goal. Become an Alzheimer's advocate >>

Get your co-workers involved with our causeLocal Businesses Join in the Fight to End Alzheimer's 

Across Maine, businesses are joining in the fight to end Alzheimer's disease. Is your company able to join the fight? Consider becoming an event sponsor or joining the Alzheimer's Early Detection Alliance simply by agreeing to educate your employees about the importance of the 10 warning signs and early detection of Alzheimer's. More than 5 million Americans and over 37,000 people in Maine have Alzheimer's. Your organization's participation can make an enormous difference in the lives of your employees and your community.

View the 2013 Maine Walk to End Alzheimer's sponsor list >>

Learn more about the Alzheimer's Early Detection Alliance >>

Call 1.800.272.3900 or 1.207.772.0115 for more information regarding the stories featured in this enewsletter, support and services available in your area, or with any questions you may have regarding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. For dates and locations of upcoming events please visit the Maine Chapter Calendar >>

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2013 Maine Walk to End Alzheimer's Event Sponsors 

Gold Sponsors

Avita of Stroudwater
Cape Memory Care
Genesis HealthCare
Sedgewood Commons
Spectrum Medical Group
Woodlands Senior Living







Silver Sponsors

Curry Printing 
Day's Jewelers
Fallbrook Woods
Hannaford Supermarkets
Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor
Home Instead Senior Care
Kindred Assisted Living - Monarch Center and Village Crossings
Kindred Westgate Manor
Law Offices of Joe Bornstein 

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About the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter serves the entire State of Maine from its Scarborough office. There are more than 37,000 families in Maine who are affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. alz.org/maine