Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Services

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Evaluation: Through a comprehensive assessment, a team consisting of a geriatric physician and/or nurse, social worker and specialized staff determine the type of memory disorder or dementia. Information about the disease and assistance in obtaining the necessary resources to provide the most appropriate care are provided. Maine’s evaluation centers are listed below:

Name Address Phone
The Center for Healthy Aging Bangor, Maine (207) 973-7094
Community Health and Counseling Services and Maine Coast Physician’s Affiliate Bangor, Maine (207) 947-0366
AGES Program, University of New England Biddeford and Portland, Maine 1-800-930-2437 and
(207) 283-4882
The Alzheimer’s and Memory Center, Eastern Neurology Associates Bangor, Maine (207) 947-0558
Memory Clinic, Cary Medical Center Caribou, Maine (207) 498-3111 ext. 1394
Gardiner Evaluation Unit, Gardiner, Maine (207) 626-1773
MMC Geriatric Center Scarborough, Maine 871-2847
 

Geriatricians: Physicians specializing in the care of the elderly.

Name Address Phone
Sheelagh Prosser, MD

Pines Health Center,
Box 40
Caribou, Maine

498-2356
 

Neurologists: A referral from a primary care physician is usually required for a neurologist, who specializes in brain diseases and disorders.

Name Address Phone
Elizabeth Quayle, MD

7 Hatch Drive
Caribou, Maine

498-3141
Jose Tungol, MD

172 Academy
Presque Isle, Maine

764-0175
 

Geriatric Psychiatrists: Psychiatrists specializing in the care of the elderly

Name Address Phone
Steve Adams, MD

St. Peter’s Building,
AMHC
Caribou, Maine

493-3361
 

Neuropsychologists: Psychologists specializing in neurological disorders.

Name Address Phone
None    
 

Elder Law Attorneys: Specifically knowledgeable about the laws and regulations that affect the elderly, including powers of attorney, guardianship, transfer of assets and Medicaid and Medicare.

Name Address Phone
Martha Grant

19 Park Street
Presque Isle, Maine

764-5636
Richard Langley

263 Maine Street
Fort Fairfield, Maine

472-3321
Legal Services for the Elderly   1-800-750-5353
Lawyer Referral and Information Service   1-800-860-1460
Volunteer Lawyers Project   1-800-442-4293
 

Respite Care: Funds are available through the Partners in Caring Program to pay for in-home respite and overnight respite at home or in a facility to give caregivers some time off. With temporary relief, families may be able to care for the person with dementia at home much longer than would otherwise be possible. For more information, contact:

Name Address Phone
Aroostook Agency on Aging   1-800-439-1789 or
764-3396
 

Support Groups: Led by an experienced facilitator, caregivers have the opportunity to share experiences and get support and emotional encouragement from others.

Name Address Phone
Pines Health Care Caribou, Maine 764-3396
Forest Hill Manor Fort Kent, Maine 834-3915
Madigan Estates

93 Military Street
Houlton, Maine

532-6593
Aroostook Medical Center Presque Isle, Maine 764-4981
Border View Van Buren, Maine 868-5211
 

Adult Day Services: Day care centers provide a safe, structured setting, which can help to maintain functioning as long as possible.

Name Address Phone
Day Break

59 Bennett Avenue
Caribouv

493-4284
Madigan Estates

93 Military Street
Houlton, Maine

532-6593
High View Manor

517 Riverview Street
Madawaska, Maine

728-3338
Day Break

Church Street
Presque Isle, Maine

764-4743
 

Home Health Agencies: Visiting nurses, home health aides, personal care assistants, and homemakers can provide services in the home ranging from personal care to health care and professional care.

Name Address Phone
Aroostook Home Health 22 Birdseye Avenue
Caribou, Maine
492-8250
Bridges   1-800-876-9212
Professional Home Nursing 7 Hatch Drive
Caribou, Maine
498-3915
Visiting Nurses of Aroostook Box 688
Caribou, Maine
498-2578
Aroostook Home Health Houlton, Maine 492-8250
Madison Home Health 93 Military Street
Houlton, Maine
532-6593
Visiting Nurses of Aroostook 166 Main St, Suite A2
Houlton, Maine
532-9261
Valley Home Health Main Street
Madawaska, Maine
728-4654
Acadia Home Care 72 Industrial Street
Presque Isle, Maine
764-3332
Visiting Nurses of Aroostook Presque Isle, Maine 764-5762
Elder Care 33 Davis Street Presque Isle, Maine 764-3396
Senior Domestics PO Box 1771
Presque Isle, Maine
764-5232
 

Residential Care / Assisted Living Facilities with Alzheimer’s Units: Residential care and assisted living (AL) facilities serve individuals who need supervision around the clock, but do not yet have the medical problems that require nursing home placement.

Name Address Phone
(Alz) Madigan Estates 93 Military Street
Houlton, Maine
532-6593
(Alz) High View Manor

40 Riverview Street
Madawaska, Maine

728-3338
 

Nursing Facilities with Alzheimer’s Units: Nursing facilities serve people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias who have medical needs that require nursing care.

Name Address Phone
(Alz) Caribou Nursing Home Bernadette Avenue
Caribou, Maine
498-3102
(Alz) Madigan Estates 93 Military Street
Houlton, Maine
532-6593
(Alz) High View Manor 40 Riverview Street
Madawaska, Maine
728-3338

 

For More Information Call:

The Alzheimer’s Association
Maine Chapter
Portland, ME

TEL: 1-800-660-2871

This list does not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation.