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Registration Open for 2013 Statewide Educational Conference

For caregivers, family members, professionals, and people living with dementia

The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter's statewide educational conference will be held on May 2nd at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. The conference is presented by Woodlands Senior Living/Cape Memory Care and Home Instead Senior Care - Gorham and York County and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Paul Raia, Vice President of Clinical Programs at the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter. In addition to the keynote, this full-day conference will include a research update from Dr. Eric Dinnerstein, MD, a neurologist at Maine Neurology in Scarborough, and workshops for both family and professional caregivers as well as people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Any vendors interested in having a display table should contact mobrien1@alz.org. Registration fees include lunch and six contact hours for professionals. Register today! >>


stateplancoverMaine Chapter Advocates Release First-Ever State Plan in Augusta 

The Maine Chapter is excited to announce that on March 14 we were joined in Augusta by State Senator Margaret Craven, the Maine Center for Disease Control, advocates and many other community stakeholders in announcing the release of the first-ever State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias in Maine. Thank you to all of our dedicated advocates who participated and emailed their state representatives! After many months of hard work and collaboration, Laurie Trenholm, Executive Director of the Maine Chapter, presented the plan to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services on behalf of the workgroup. This was followed by a very successful lobby day and press conference hosted by the Maine Chapter where other members of the legislature and the media received their copies of the plan. Together we successfully brought attention to the urgent need to change the course of Alzheimer's disease through the implementation of the State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias in Maine! 

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New Alzheimer's Association Report Reveals 1 In 3 Seniors Dies With Alzheimer's 

According to the Alzheimer's Association 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts & Figures report released in March, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in the United States. The new report shows that while deaths from other major diseases, such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke, continue to experience significant declines, Alzheimer’s deaths continue to rise – increasing 68 percent from 2000-2010.  

Read the 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures >>

2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures Video >> 


2013 Advocacy Forum Logo-verticalMaine Alzheimer's Ambassadors Head to Washington D.C. 

Maine Alzheimer's Ambassadors Cathy Walters of Hollis Center and Deb Johnson of Harrison will participate in the 25th Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C., April 22-24. They will join nearly a thousand people with the disease, caregivers and fellow advocates from across the nation to engage in the democratic process and appeal to their members of Congress for action on Alzheimer’s disease. The Advocacy Forum will include educational sessions and updates on Alzheimer’s disease research and legislative efforts. The event culminates as Walters, Johnson and advocates from across the nation go to Capitol Hill to meet directly with their legislators.

Can't make it to Washington, D.C.? You can still help! Click here to urge action on Alzheimer's disease >>

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Maine Chapter Offers Spring Early Stage Social Programs 

The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter is excited to offer several social programs for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. On Thursday, April 11, we will travel to Kennebunk for Patricia Mulholland's Music Group. Celebrate spring with our first Outdoors Club nature walk of the season on Friday, May 17. We’ll be strolling the beautiful grounds of Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. If art moves you, sign-up for our Portland Museum of Art Tour, from 1 to 3 pm, on Thursday, April 25. Registration fee for the museum tour is $10 per person. To register for these events, email mpechenik@alz.org >>

Golf ballForget Me Not Days Golf Outing 

Forget Me Not Days was started by Bankers Life and Casualty Company in 2003 as the company's annual fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Bankers agents and employees, and Association volunteers wear distinctive green aprons and hand out packets of Forget-Me-Not seeds to raise awareness of the disease. Join Bankers Life and Casualty Company at the 6th Annual Forget Me Not Days Golf Outing to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter. Registration begins at 11:00 am at Willowdale Golf Club in Scarborough. Cost is $75 per person and includes greens fees, cart and dinner. A $10,000 prize will be awarded for a hole in one and other prizes will be awarded for longest drive, best and worst and closest to the pin! To register contact your Bankers Agent at 207-883-0841. 


Bid Alzheimer's Goodbye- First Year Event a Success! 

The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter is excited to announce that this year's Bid Alzheimer's Goodbye live and silent auction raised nearly $25,000 for the estimated 37,000 Maine people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias! Thank you to all who joined us for this night of fun and fundraising. Your high bids and generous donations will help the Maine Chapter as we provide care and support for those living with the disease and work towards a cure so that we can once and for all bid Alzheimer's goodbye! Visit our Facebook page to view photos from the event >> 

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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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