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
Philip Groce, MD 321 Appleton Rd Union 785-2969
 

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

Name Address Phone
Robert Stein, MD 4 Glen Cove Drive Rockport 596-0031
 

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
Lawyer Referral and Information Service   1-800-860-1460
Legal Services for the Elderly   1-800-750-5353
Volunteer Lawyers Project   1-800-442-4293
Esther Barnhart 10 Masonic Street Rockland 594-8400
James Brannan 15 Limerock Street Rockland 595-0554
Carol R. Emery 419 Main Street Rockland 594-8911
 

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   1-800-639-1553 or
622-9212
 

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
Knox Center for LTC 6 White Street Rockland 594-6800
 

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
Home Resources of ME   1-800-639-3084
Camden Area Dis. Nurses 108 Elm Street Camden 236-8381
Bridges   1-800-876-9212
Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care 170 Pleasant Street Rockland 594-9561
Rockland Dist Nrsng Assoc 44 Limerock Rockland 594-4522
Island’s Comm. Med. Ctr. Vinalhaven 863-4341
 

Residential Care/Assisted Living Facilities: 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
Camden Health Care Center 108 Elm Street Camden 236-8381
Sixty Three Washington St 63 Washington Street Camden 236-3638
Pond View Boarding Home 934 River Rd. Cushing 354-8837
Talbot Home 73 Talbot Avenue Rockland 594-5971
Lucette's Boarding Home 61 Main Street Thomaston 354-6746
Seven Tree Manor Middle Road, Box 628 Union 785-4419
Robins Nest Boarding Home Main Street Warren 273-3345
Washington Manor Route 105 Washington 845-2231
 

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

Name Address Phone
Camden Health Care Center 108 Elm Street Camden 236-8381
(Alz) Knox Center for LTC 6 White Street Rockland 594-2841
Shore Village Nursing Ctr 201 Camden Street Rockland 596-6423
Talbot Home 73 Talbot Avenue Rockland 594-5971

 

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.