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Maine Chapter E-News               November 23, 2011

Living with Alzheimer's for People with Alzheimer's:
 Are you or a loved one living with Alzheimer's or dementia?
Living With Alz
 
 The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and can lead to many questions.  What will this mean for me and my family?  How do I plan for the future?  Where can I get the help I need?

 

Join us for a free seminar where we will discuss what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what resources are available to you. 

 

Free!

 

Location:

SeniorsPlus Education Center 

8 Falcon Road

Lewiston, ME

 

Date & Time:

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Registration Required:

207.772.0115 or cindy.beck@alz.org

  

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Scarborough, ME 04074

Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer's:

Legal plans are especially vital for the person living with dementia.

 

 

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now.

 

This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.   

 

 
Free!
 
Location:
SeniorsPlus Education Center 
8 Falcon Road
Lewiston, ME
 
Date & Time: 
Friday, Dec. 9, 2011
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Registration Required:
207.772.0115 or

 

 

Advocacy

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Whoever you are, wherever you live, you can make a difference!

 

  

Sign up here to receive legislative alerts from both the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter on state matters as well as our national advocacy team on federal public policy issues: National Alzheimer Advocate Network in Maine.

 

Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer's disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving individuals with dementia.  As an advocate you will:

 

-Receive updates about current legislative and public policy issues.

 

-Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through action alerts.

 

-Make calls, write to legislators or perform other specific actions to forward public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer's.

 

To learn more about state advocacy initiatives we are involved in or monitoring: click here.

 

For information regarding federal policy updates and action opportunities:

click here.

The 3rd Annual Online Charity Auction is Open!

Shop to benefit the Alzheimer's Association,
Maine Chapter.

 

The 3rd annual Maine Alzheimer's Association Online Auction is open until November 30th.  Auction items range from restaurant gift certificates to spa services to travel to sporting goods; there is truly something for everyone.This is a perfect opportunity to complete your holiday shopping while supporting Mainers affected by Alzheimer's or related dementias.

 

Click here to place your bids!

 

Dementia and Driving Resource Center

Does your family need help with  a conversation about driving?

 

Ideally, families should talk openly about driving soon after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's.  Making a decision about when it is time to stop driving can be difficult, but dealing with the issue early on can help ease the transition. 

 
Click on the link below to watch how four families deal with different issues related to dementia and driving:

 

Dementia and Driving

 

Know the 10 Warning Signs During the Holidays10 signs

Do you know the difference between age-related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer's? 

 

The holiday season is a time for families to gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the cognitive health of aging family members.  With Alzheimer's disease in particular, it is important to know what it is and what is not normal aging.  Click the link below for a list of warning signs along with examples of normal aging.  If you notice any of the warning signs in your loved ones, it is reccomended that you see a doctor. For the complete list click below:

 

The 10 Warning Signs 

 

 A Call for Testimonials:

Here's your chance to share your experience and strength with others.

 

Are you an individual living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia, a caregiver, or a provider who is willing to share your personal story and experiences? We are launching a new series spotlighing Mainers who are dealing with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

For more information:
207.772.0115