Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Services
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:
|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
|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.
|Henry Atkins, MD||78 Ridgewood Dr. Bangor||947-0768|
|Dale Walker, MD||302 Husson Ave., Ste.2 Bangor||942-2273|
|Thomas Hayward, MD||P.O. Box 339 East Corinth||285-3312|
Geriatric Psychiatrists: Psychiatrists specializing in the care of the elderly.
|Jeffrey S. Barkin, MD||498 Essex Street Bangor||947-0558|
|Niamh Holohan, MD||498 Essex Street Bangor||947-0558|
Neurologists: A referral from a primary care physician is usually required for a neurologist, who specializes in brain diseases and disorders.
|David Goodenough, MD||498 Essex Street Bangor||947-0558|
|Thaddeus Jozefowicz, MD||268 Stillwater Ave. Bangor||973-6100|
|Sally Kirkpatrick, MD||498 Essex Street Bangor||947-0558|
|Francis Kitteredge, MD||498 Essex Street Bangor||947-0558|
|Stephanie Lash, MD||498 Essex Street Bangor||947-0558|
|George Wright, MD||498 Essex Street Bangor||947-0558|
|Brian Gallagher, MD||303 Main Street Orono||866-5561|
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.
|Ray Bradford||50 Columbia Street Bangor||947-0173|
|Cohen & Cohen, PA||22 State Street Bangor||945-5601|
|Nathan Dane||205 French Street, Ste. 1 Bangor||947-1144|
|Clarissa Edelston||P.O. Box 1210 Bangor||947-0111|
|Edith Richardson, Rudman & Winchell||P.O. Box 1401 Bangor||947-4501|
|Jane Skelton||209 State Street Bangor||947-6500|
|Brent Slater||115 Franklin St., Suite 2A Bangor||947-6151|
|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|
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:
|Eastern Agency on Aging||450 Essex Street Bangor||1-800-432-7812|
Support Groups: Led by an experienced facilitator, caregivers have the opportunity to share experiences and get support and emotional encouragement from others.
|Westgate Manor||750 Union Street Bangor||942-7336|
|First Congregational Church||Brewer||942-7336|
|Dexter Health Care||64 Park Street Dexter||924-5516|
|Colonial Health Care||Lincoln||794-6534|
Adult Day Services: Day care centers provide a safe, structured setting, which can help to maintain functioning as long as possible.
|Ross Manor||758 Broadway Bangor||941-8400|
|Golden Years ADC||44 Perkins Avenue Old Town||827-7294|
|Mountain Hts Adult Day Svs.||83 Houlton Street Patten||528-2200|
|Westgate Manor||750 Union Street Bangor||942-7336|
|My Friends Place||703 Essex Street Bangor||945-0122|
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.
|A Loving Touch||149 Cedar Street Bangor||990-1995|
|Apria Healthcare||100 Dowd Road Bangor||942-5579|
|Bridges||P.O. Box 2309 Augusta||1-800-876-9212|
|Bangor Area Visiting Nurses||885 Union St Bangor||973-6550|
|Comm. Health & Counseling||P.O. Box 425 Bangor||947-0366|
|Home Resources of Maine||P.O. Box 358 Gardiner||1-800-639-3084|
|Hospice of Eastern Maine||412 State Street Bangor||945-8269|
|New England Home Health||412 State Street Bangor||945-3374|
|Comm. Health & Counseling||Charleston||564-2267|
|Comm. Health & Counseling||Dexter||564-2267|
|Comm. Health & Counseling||East Corinth||564-2267|
|Comm. Health & Counseling||Eddington||947-0366|
|Comm. Health & Counseling||PO Box 208 Lincoln||794-2001|
|Comm. Health & Counseling||Levant||947-0366|
|Comm. Health & Counseling||Old Town||947-0366|
|Comm. Health & Counseling||Orono||947-0366|
|Bangor Area Visiting Nurses||Levant||947-0589|
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.
|(Alz) Eastside Rehab & Living Ctr||516 Mt Hope Avenue Bangor||947-6131|
|(Alz) Ross Manor||758 Broadway Bangor||941-8400|
|(Alz) Westgate Manor||750 Union Street Bangor||942-7336|
Nursing Facilities with Alzheimer’s Units: Nursing facilities serve people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias who have medical needs that require nursing care.
|Alz Ross Manor||758 Broadway Bangor||941-8400|
|Alz Westgate Manor||750 Union Street Bangor||942-7336|
|Alz Maine Veterans’ Home||44 Hogan Road Bangor||942-2333|
|Alz Brewer Rehab & Living Ctr.||74 Parkway South Brewer||989-7300|
|Colonial Healthcare||P.O. Box 70 Lincoln||794-6534|
For More Information Call:
The Alzheimer’s Association
This list does not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation.