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Volunteers Gear Up for the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's 

Planning is underway across the state for 11 walks this fall. Register today! 

The Southern Midcoast Walk volunteer planning committee, pictured to the left, is one of 11 such committees across the state who are busy this month gearing up for the 2013 Maine Walk to End Alzheimer's. They are all motivated to grow this event in their communities and are hard at work recruiting new participants and finalizing event logistics. Amy, a member of the Southern Midcoast committee, tells people she is volunteering because, "When I was trying to understand losing my grandmother to Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association was there with trusted advice, the right resources & valuable education. Walk to End Alzheimer's raises money so that the Alzheimer's Association can provide those resources to other families across Maine. I'm thrilled to be able to help! "  Register or start your own team today and join Amy, our volunteers and thousands of others across the state in 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! You can also volunteer by joining a planning committee or helping out on the day of the walk fill out our volunteer application here >> Questions? Contact >>


Joint Commission Proposes New Accreditation Requirements 

The Alzheimer's Association has been working with The Joint Commission on Proposed Accreditation Requirements Related to the Care of Patients or Residents with Dementia and we recently learned that these new requirements will impact ALL accredited nursing and rehabilitation centers.  We are grateful to the Joint Commission for their leadership in addressing the needs of individuals with dementia living in nursing homes.  The proposed requirements are based on The Alzheimer's Association's Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and several of the actions include Association programs. Read more here >>

Professional_CaregiverDates Added for Popular Habilitation Training 

The popular training "Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease" will now be offered on September 13, 2013 in Brewer and on October 3, 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 >>

Healthy Brain Initiative - Road Map CoverCenters for Disease Control and Alzheimer's Association Partner on Healthy Brain Initiative 

The Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Aging Program have developed the scond in a series of road maps- The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013–2018 to advance cognitive health as a vital, integral component of public health. This Road Map provides specific actions the public health community and partners can take in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease over the next five years. Nearly 300 stakeholders – including researchers, public health officials, content experts, practitioners, and decision makers at the national, state, and local levels – were invited to participate in the development of the Road Map. Check out the new Road Map here>>



New Research Advances from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2013

New studies reported last month at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2013 in Boston cover the spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research, including novel treatment and prevention strategies, possible new risk factors, advances in early detection and diagnosis, and an updated model of disease progression. Celebrating 25 years of progress while shaping the future of dementia science, AAIC 2013 brought together nearly 5,000 leading experts and researchers from 66 countries around the world, and featured more than 1,800 scientific presentations. For more information on the studies reported visit >>

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.