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24/7 Helpline 1.800.272.3900

The Alzheimer's Association Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 140 languages. Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff know about all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Call us if you have questions about:


• Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and care options
• How the Association can help you
• Caregiving tips and respite care options
• Services available in your community and referrals

Call us for emotional support as often as you need. We know that living with Alzheimer’s is overwhelming at times.

We are here for you all day, every day, toll free. 1.800.272.3900.

Email help - Send an email to bkirkpatrick@alz.org and you will receive a response within one business day.

Resource Directory

Click on your county for a list of resources:

Androscoggin

Aroostook
Cumberland Franklin
Hancock Kennebec
Knox Lincoln
Oxford Penobscot
Piscataquis Sagadahoc
Somerset Waldo
Washington York

Care consultation

Our professional staff is dedicated to helping people navigate the difficult decisions and uncertainties that people living with Alzheimer’s, caregivers and families face at every stage of the disease. We provide care consultation services by telephone, email or in person.
These include:
Assessment of needs
Assistance with planning and problem solving
Supportive listening

For more information: bkirkpatrick@alz.org or 1.800.272.3900

Support Groups

We offer as many as 40 family and caregiver support groups accross the state of Maine that meet regularly. Groups are facilitated by volunteer leaders who have completed training through the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter.
Support groups

Message boards

ALZConnected (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer's Association, is an online social networking community for people with Alzheimer’s, caregivers and others affected by the disease.
Visit ALZConnected.org


Publications

The Alzheimer’s Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures. Click here for a listing.
We also are connected to the Green-Field Library, the nation's largest library specifically devoted to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Virtual Library at the Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library 

eNews

The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter offers a monthly E-newsletter full of current information related to the Maine Chapter.
Email jjames@alz.org and sign up for our E-news!

Educational programs

We offer several educational programs on an array of topics from the basics of Alzheimer's to advanced caregiving issues. 
Education programs
 

Professional training

We offer classroom training for healthcare supervisors and direct care workers in facilities as well as online training.
Professional training

Multilingual information

Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders that cause dementia know no boundaries. Many individuals and families in ethnic and cultural minority groups are in need of solid information about Alzheimer’s disease and health resources.

MedicAlert®+Safe Return®

MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. We provide 24-hour, nationwide assistance, no matter when or where the person is reported missing.

Visit our Safety Center for more information

Information and referrals

This service provides support and information about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias through face-to-face meeings or the 24/7 Helpline.  The program presents appropriate resources relevant to Alzheimer's disease and introduces the services offered by the Association.

For more information: bkirkpatrick@alz.org or 1.800.272.3900

Click on your county for a list of resources:

Androscoggin

 Aroostook
Cumberland  Franklin
Hancock  Kennebec
Knox  Lincoln
Oxford  Penobscot
Piscataquis  Sagadahoc
Somerset  Waldo
Washington  York

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.