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Maine Chapter E-News - February 2012          

Book Signing at Longfellow Books, Tuesday Feb. 7, at 12 noon.

A portion of book sales to benefit the  Maine Chapter


In this beautifully written and illustrated tribute, poet Judy Prescott reflects on her mother's unexpected journey through the rough seas of Alzheimer's and her own struggle to find peace.

Actress, author, poet Judy Prescott


Judy Prescott has spent the past twenty-five years working as a professional actress. Based in both New York City and Los Angeles, she has performed many roles on stage and screen. Her most recent work includes episodes of True Blood, Grey's Anatomy, Cold Case, Bones, and the films Islander and Hit and Runway




Longfellow Books

One Monument Way

Portland, ME  04101


Date & Time:

Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 2012

12 noon



Longfellow Books


Author Judy Prescott






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Alzheimer's Association

Maine Chapter

383 U.S. Route One

Suite 2C

Scarborough, ME 04074

Support Group

Facilitator Training

April 18 in Scarborough

Support Group  

The purpose of a support group is to provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers to meet and develop a mutual support system that will help maintain the health and well being of its members. People
come to support groups looking for others who "really understand their situation because they've been there, too."


If you are interested in becoming a support group facilitator or starting a group in your area please contact us for more information.




Alzheimer's Association

Maine Chapter

383 US Route One, Suite 2C

Scarborough, ME 04074


Date & Time:

Wed. April 18, 2012

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lunch provided


FMI or to Register:

or 207.772.0115.


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Ostate capitol domeur progress continues in the development of the first ever Maine Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias State Plan in partnership with the Maine Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Elder Services, the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and many stakeholders who have joined the effort.


We continue to seek to expand geographic representation. If you would like to become involved in this or other advocacy initiatives, please contact our Director of Communications & Advocacy at or



Please click here for further information about these and other state advocacy initiatives we are working on and to sign up to become a Maine Alzheimer's Advocate.


Senior Volunteer Programs have openings throughout York and Cumberland counties


By joining one of the programs, men and women age 55 and over can make a difference in someone's life while having a great time and earning a little extra money. Foster Grandparents volunteer with children in schools, child development centers and with families. Senior Companions are friendly visitors to other seniors who are living independently in their own homes.


In return for volunteering, Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions meeting income guidelines, receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits that do not affect Social Security, food stamps, LIHEAP, or subsidized housing eligibility.


For more information: 

or 207.773.0202.


This is what our volunteers say about their experience:



Foster Grandparent: "Since I've started volunteering in this school I have been less depressed and more excited to get up. This has been a very rewarding experience in my life, has helped so much keeping me a useful part of the community and not a recluse!"



Senior Companion: "I am a home visitor to those who without a visit would see no one all week. This program keeps me from depression, loneliness, and even some health problems while also helping those I visit with the same. It gives me something to look forward to."
























We need a federal commitment in order to change the course of Alzheimer's disease


Show President Obama that millions of families are counting on him to fulfill the potential of the National Alzheimer's Project Act when he releases his upcoming Budget Request to Congress.


Click Here to Sign Petition

CNN Features Harry Johns of Alzheimer's Association

 Harry Johns

Harry Johns, President and CEO of the National Alzheimer's Association, serves on the Advisory Council that is developing the first national plan to fight Alzheimer's disease.  The process is in the framework stage.


Click Here for CNN Video

Leave a legacy of hope as a member of the Alzheimer's Association Founders Society


Your bequest or lifetime gift will provide a lasting legacy of care, support and research.  When you inform us of your donation, you will automatically become a member of our Founders Society, which offers a number of benefits.


Bangor Savings Bank Foundation's Community Matters More to distribute $100,000 to


The 2012 Community Matters More voting begins January 23rd and runs for six weeks, ending March 5th.


A total of 68 grants will be awarded, including the organizations listed on the ballot and to the top 20 write-in vote recipients (at least two write-ins per region).  Organizations with the greatest number of votes in each region, including write-ins, will each receive $5,000. The remaining 60 organizations will each receive $1,000.

Click to Cast Your Vote

Clinical trials: The engine that powers medical progress


Through clinical trials, researchers test new ways to detect, treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.  



TrialMatch™ is a free service that makes it easy for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, families and physicians to locate clinical trials based on personal criteria (diagnosis, stage of disease) and location.


Right now, we are in the midst of an exciting time. More than 100 research studies pertaining to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are underway and recruiting volunteers. 


TrialMatch Information