The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter is a great place to find information about Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias; and to gain access to valuable resources, professional training and care. The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter provides programs and services to assist people with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, their families and caregivers:
Toll-Free 24/7 Helpline – 24 hours a day/7 days a week: 1 800 272 3900
Information and referral services, care consultation, and support are available through the Chapter’s toll-free 24/7 Helpline. Trained clinicians answer questions on a wide range of topics, send information packages tailored to each caller’s needs, and listen with understanding and empathy. Interpreter services are available for 140+ languages.
Statewide Resource Directory
A comprehensive listing, published by the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, provides county-by-county dementia-specific resources for the State of Maine. Listings include: Alzheimer’s Evaluation Clinics; Geriatricians; Neurologists; Elder Law Attorneys; Support Groups; Adult Day Services; Home Health Agencies; and Residential Care and Nursing Care Facilities. The Directory is updated regularly and a printable version may be downloaded for free at alz.org/maine.
Note: These lists do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.
Individualized care management, education and caregiving support is provided to families by our licensed social work staff. The aim is to connect families with appropriate services and ensure that support is available throughout the course of the disease. Care consultation is available by telephone and email statewide or in-person at the Chapter’s office located in Scarborough, Maine.
Education and Training
Family caregiver conferences, educational seminars, staff in-service training, and professional workshops are held statewide throughout the year. Educational programs on a variety of topics are available to a wide range of audiences including family caregivers, health and long-term care professionals, the general public, clergy, law enforcement personnel, housing, and emergency services staff. Some of our more popular caregiver programs include: Know the 10 Warning Signs, The Basics and the Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers Series. View our educational calendar for upcoming trainings and workshops or view trainings online at: alz.org/maine.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers an Early-Stage Social Engagement Program as a comfortable way for people in the early stage of the disease to get out, get active and get connected with like individuals through a variety of community-based activities and social events.
A trained and experienced leader facilitates discussion among group members who share experiences and offer practical suggestions and encouragement to one another. More than 40 support groups statewide are open to family members and other caregivers free of charge. A listing of support groups in your area can be found on the chapter website: alz.org/maine.
Publications and Information
The Alzheimer’s Association has a wide variety of brochures, packets, and helpful and practical information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia available. A free personalized packet is available upon request.
Our eNews is published monthly and is available free of charge. Issues contain articles on research, local and national activities, caregiver concerns, and related subjects on living with dementia. This is an excellent source of information and includes updated educational program listings and a calendar of events. To sign up for our monthly eNews contact our chapter office at 207-772-0115.
MedicAlert® and Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® is a national identification program that assists in the safe and timely return of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders who may wander and become lost. The program provides an identity bracelet, clothing labels and wallet cards for the memory-impaired individual; registration in a national database and a 24-hour toll-free number to contact when an individual is lost or found. This program has a fee however scholarships are available. To learn more about MedicAlert®+Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® visit: alz.org/maine.
You can also call the Alzheimer’s Association if you would like more information or to learn how you can volunteer to join us in our mission! 1-800-272-3900.