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
Laurel Coleman, MD 40 Glenridge Drive
Augusta
623-2593
Karen Gershman, MD 40 Glenridge Drivel
Augusta
623-2593
Roland Knausenberger, MD, FACP 180 KMD
Waterville
872-2900
 

Geriatric Psychiatrists: Psychiatrists specializing in the care of the elderly.

Name Address Phone
Whitney Houghton, MD 402 Water Street
Hallowell
626-5750
 

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

Name Address Phone
Julius Ciembroniewicz, MD 16 Middle St.
Augusta
622-6271
Dr. Pakiam 56 Winthrop Street
Augusta
626-0481
Iain Sanderson, MD Togus VA Togus 623-8411
Peter Bridgman, MD 325 E. Kennedy Mem Dr.
Waterville
872-7585
Marvin Eisengart, MD 325 E. Kennedy Mem Dr.
Waterville
873-1990
 

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
Advocates for Medicare Patients 72 Winthrop Street
Augusta
621-0374
Lawyer Referral and Information Service   1-800-860-1460
Legal Services for the Elderly   1-800-750-5353
Maine State Bar Association PO Box 788
Augusta
622-1460
Tobi Leanne Schneider 49 Silver Street
Waterville
873-7755
Tel-Law 124 State Street
Augusta
622-1470
Volunteer Lawyers Project   1-800-442-4293
John Nale P.O. Box 2611
Waterville
873-4304
 

In-Home Respite: 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
Senior Spectrum 1 Weston Court Augusta 1-800-639-1553
 

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
Alzheimer Care Center 154 Dresden Avenue Gardiner 626-1769
Gardiner Skilled Nursing Unit Gardiner 582-4662
Muskie Center 38 Gold Street Waterville 873-4745
 

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

Name Address Phone
(Alz) Alzheimer Care Center 154 Dresden Avenue
Gardiner
626-1770
Wm.S Cohen Community Ctr P.O. Box 272
Hallowell
626-7777
Muskie Ctr Adult Day Prog 38 Gold Street
Waterville
873-4745
Heritage Rehab 457 Old Lewiston Rd
Winthrop
377-8453
 

Adult Social Night Programs: Night programs provide structured activities in a safe environment.

Name Address Phone
(Alz) The Twilight Club Rte. 226, RR9 Box 1560
Chelsea
588-0826
 

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
Bridges 1-800-876-9212 320 Water Street
Augusta
 
Griffiths Assoc. 621-1125 538 Western Avenue
Augusta
 
Healthreach Network 626-3435 150 Dresden Ave
Gardiner
 
Home Health Svs Augusta Hotline 621-8222
Home Choice Health Care Rt. 1 Box 270
Belgrade
495-2072
Hillside Care 21 Warren Street
Hallowell
622-7071
Nursing & Home Care SOS 39 Central Street
Hallowell
623-1655
Care & Comfort 105 Kennedy Mem Dr
Waterville
872-5300
Healthreach Network 212 Main Street
Waterville
873-6880
Helping Hands 410 China Rd.
Winslow
873-0011
Tebolt & Bolduc RR3, Box 7230 Winslow 873-3742
 

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) Alzheimer Care Center 154 Dresden Avenue Gardiner 626-1770
(Alz) Evergreen RCF 141 West River Road Waterville 861-8002
(Alz) RH Dolley Retirement Home 5 Choate Street Winslow 877-2230
 

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) Maine Veterans’ Home RR7, Box 901 Cony Rd
Augusta
622-2454
(Alz) Glenridge 40 Glenridge Drive
Augusta
623-2593
(Alz) Mt. St Joseph’s 7 Highwood Street
Waterville
873-0705

 

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.