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Early-Stage Social Programs
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The early-stage social programs are specifically designed for those diagnosed with dementia and their care partners. The programming offers meaningful activity in friendly, supportive environments. Screening may be required to determine if the program is appropriate for potential participants.

 

 

Early-Stage Social Engagement Committees

Staffed by volunteers, including those living with early stage dementia, these committees plan and present one to two social engagement activities monthly for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners.

 

Dementia Fitness

These programs provide persons with dementia and care partners access to regular physical activity. Trained instructors present comprehensive fitness programs that focus on mobility, balance, gentle stretching and light weight training to help improve the physical condition of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners.

 

Heart to Art

Heart to Art matches third grade students from an elementary schools with area residents living with dementia and their care partners to complete art projects. The pilot program was met with remarkable success as students and persons living with dementia discovered the joys of creativity and working together across generations.

 

Legacy Storytellers

College students interview and write the life stories of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The program gives students rare insight into what it is like to live with dementia and empowers participants to educate the next generation about Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Mind's Eye Maine

This program teams up professional and student photographers with persons living with dementia and their care partners. The photographers mentor the participants with visual techniques such as framing, perspective, shadows, and spatial orientation. The Mind’s Eye Maine teams travel to public spaces both indoor and outdoor.

 

For more information or to participate: lpennington@alz.org | 207.772.0115


 

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