Alzheimer's Association


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Maine Chapter Honors Caregivers During National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month 

New Resources for People Living with Alzheimer's Disease and their Caregivers

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan, who was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. President Bill Clinton named the week of Thanksgiving as a time to honor caregivers in 1997, and that has expanded to National Family Caregivers Month.This November, please join the Maine Chapter as we honor the more than 147,000 caregivers here in Maine by sharing a personal tribute message >> 

As an organization founded by caregivers, the Alzheimer’s Association applauds caregivers and hopes to make their efforts a little easier year round with two new resources that have been designed specifically with families in mind.The Alzheimer’s Navigator™ is an online tool to help caregivers and people with dementia evaluate their needs, identify action steps and connect with local programs and services. Developed with the feedback of people living with Alzheimer’s and caregivers, Alzheimer’s Navigator also allows users to reassess needs and adjust care plans as the disease progresses. ALZConnected™, powered by the Alzheimer’s Association, is the first social networking community designed for people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

Act to ActionAdvocacy Town Hall Rescheduled - Make Your Voice Heard!

The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter's Advocacy Town Hall was postponed due to Superstorm Sandy. Join us this coming Friday, November 9th at 9am at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center in Brunswick. You will have the opportunity to share your Alzheimer's story, ask Congressional leaders to make Alzheimer's a priority, and help shape the implementation of the National Alzheimer's Plan and the Maine State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. Please RSVP to >>


Holiday eCard from the Alzheimer's Association

Tips for Navigating the Holidays 

Bring home an important gift this holiday season and become educated about the warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Visiting with relatives over the holidays may raise questions about the physical and cognitive health of family members. Although some change in cognitive ability can occur with age, serious memory problems are not a part of normal aging.  The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter encourages anyone to call the 24/7 helpline, 800-272-3900, if there are any questions or doubts about the state of an aging family member or friend. Know the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's >>

Coats.jpgHelp Maine's Seniors Stay Warm this Winter 

Help to ensure that every senior has a warm winter coat this season. Volunteers for Coats for Seniors will be collecting gently-used, adult-sized coats at LL Beans’ flagship store November 16th through 18th. Coats will be sorted, cleaned and distributed to seniors across the state through the Area Agencies on Aging. This year, LL Bean is donating $5 per coat to create an emergency fuel fund. If you are a senior in need of a winter coat, please contact your local Area Agency on Aging for details and assistance at 877-353-3771. 


Seeking Auction Items 

The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter is seeking donations for upcoming auctions. Please consider whether you or your employer are able to donate auction items including but not limited to: gift certificates, event tickets, art, gift baskets, travel experiences, electronics, jewelery, novelty items or food and wine baskets. All proceeds from your auction item will help the Alzheimer's Association provide programs and support for the more than 37,000 people in Maine living with Alzheimer's disease. For more information or to donate an auction item please contact Ross Endres at >>

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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.