Bangor & Portland
2012 Statewide Educational Conferences
For caregivers, family members, professionals,
and people living with dementia
Kathleen J. Rusnak, Ph.D. is the featured speaker at both forums this year.
Dr. Rusnak, who has been the director of spiritual care and bereavement at The Connecticut Hospice (the first hospice in the United States), speaks to the spiritual surprises that emerge for individuals, patients and caregivers who struggle to make sense of their lives in the midst of serious illnesses.
The conferences will offer workshops for caregivers, family members, professionals, and people living with dementia. Six contact hours are available for professionals. Online registration will be available soon. To print a registration form: 2012 Conference Registration
Bangor: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Rd, Bangor, ME
Portland: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, ME
|10 Ways to Help a Family Living with Alzheimer's |
1 Stay in touch - show you care
A card, a call or a visit all mean a lot
2 Treat the person with respect and dignity
Focus on all that the person can do
3 Do the little things
Drop off dinner or run an errand
4 Be specific when offering help
Tackle a task on the family's to-do list
5 Educate yourself about Alzheimer's
Learn about its effects and how to respond
6 Include everyone in activities
Plan a picnic or dinner at your place; include the person whenever possible
7 Be a good listener
Support and accept - try not to judge
8 Encourage a healthy lifestyle
Suggest practical tips to exercise and eat right
9 Allow the family some personal time
Fill in as a caregiver, when needed
10 Keep all family members in mind
From tots to elders, each reacts uniquely
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Here are some upcoming programs. Check our education calendar for complete info.
Know the 10 Signs
April 20 at 1 p.m.
When is it time to give up the keys?
April 24 at 6p.m.
Know the 10 Signs
May 3 at 6p.m.
The Basics: memory loss, dementia, and alzheimer's
May 10 at 7 p.m.
Living with Alzheimer's
May 14, 10 a.m.
For more information and to register firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Sample to Perform in Orono to Benefit Walk to End Alzheimer's
Maine's premier humorist, Tim Sample recorded his first comedy album in 1979 and has released more than three dozen CD's, videos, DVD's and books. From 1993 to 2004 he worked as a regular correspondent entertaining millions on CBS News Sunday Morning.
This event is sponsored by Orono Commons Rehabilitation Nursing Facility and all proceeds go to the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Hauck Auditorium, UMaine Campus
June 9, 2012
Doors 6 p.m./performance 7 p.m.
$15 in advance and at the door
Advance tickets available at Orono Commons, Gaetani Eye Care, Cutting Edge Hair Salon, Davis Pharmacy.
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Champions Breakfast will Honor Senator Craven
The Champions Breakfast
individuals whose outstanding work or activity benefits those living with dementia here in Maine. The event highlights an aspect of Alzheimer's care and honors thefamilies who are effected.
The 4th annual Champions Breakast will honor Senator Margaret Craven who introduced the legislation to create the Maine State Plan on Alzhiemer's Disease. Her vision is to ensure that all families have access to information and resources for proper dementia care and support.
Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring St.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
From 7 to 9 a.m.
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Forum April 23 - 25 Washington, DC
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be the featured Advocacy Forum luncheon speaker. This marks the second consecutive year that attendees will hear directly from a top administration official on the progress of the National Alzheimer's Plan. In addition, leading political commentator and pollster Frank Luntz will be our keynote speaker. An Alzheimer's advocate for many years, Dr. Luntz will provide stimulating and timely insights on how to persuasively make our case for action on Capitol Hill. This is a meeting that Alzheimer's advocates should not miss.
For more info:
2012 Advocacy Forum
Become an Advocate
Art Exhibit Created with Alzheimer's
The planning of a special exhibit is underway. The exhibit will feature works created by Maine artists with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. The theme of the event is to raise awareness of the disease and demonstrate that life is full of color with Alzheimer's. The exhibit is open to several mediums including oil painting, watercolor, drawing, sculpture, quilting, photography, paper, texitiles and new media. You do not need to be a professional artist to participate. Submissions from all levels and abilities are welcomed and encouraged.
For more info: email@example.com
Maine State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease
Public Input Sessions
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PeoplesChoice Credit Union
23 Industrial Park Rd
Friday, April 27, 2012
11 a.m. to 12 noon
First United Methodist Church
703 Essex Street
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion
102 Campus Ave
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
12 noon to 1 p.m.
Saco River Jazz Band Runs Deep
The Saco River Jazz Ensemble is a community jazz band that includes musicians of all ages. They bring big band era tunes to facilities in Maine and offer a very special service to those living with Alzheimer's and dementia.
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Forget Me Not Days
Join Bankers Life and Casualty Company at the 5th Annual Forget Me Not Days Golf Outing to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter.
Willowdale Golf Club
52 Willowdale Rd
Friday May 18, 2012
Registration: 11 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 12 noon
Dinner: 5 p.m. Raffle: 5:30 p.m.
$75 per person/$300 per foursome
includes greens fees, cart fees, and dinner
Contact Your Bankers Agent at 207.883.0841
Join Us and Walk
Ross Endres, Development Associate, gears up for 2012 Walk Season
Start at team or join a team or walk as an individual. Here is a chance to reclaim the future of millions of Americans that will develop the disease. There are 12 walks to choose from!
September 15, 2012
Southern Midcoast (Topsham)
September 22, 2012
Eastern Maine (Bar Harbor), Midcoast (Rockland), Greater Portland
September 29, 2012
October 6, 2012
Eastern Maine (Bangor), Fort Kent,
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Crop to Remember Yields A Hearty Harvest
Rebecca Kelly and Gertrude Sweetland of Yarmouth put their creative talents to generous use.
Their 2012 Crop to Remember event raised over $2,000 for the Maine Chapter and included more than 50 participants. In addition, 60 donated raffle items yielded a bumper crop of $1,435 for programs and services of those affected by Alzheimer's and dementia in Maine. Thank you to all!
|Sweet Success |
Sedgewood Common's Second Annual Cupcake Wars raised $780 for the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimers! Big thanks go to Lea Rust, Team Sedgewood Commons, and all participants.
1st Place Winner:
Car Bombs by Mary Lymberis,
Genesis Rehab Services, Falmouth
2nd Place Winner:
Pumpkin Patch by Linda Moon, Sedgewood Commons, Falmouth
3rd Place Winner:
Kahlua Cakes by Joann Buchanan, River Ridge Center, Kennebunk