Help for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups
Falmouth
Facilitator: Patricia Burke, 107-781-5775, 2nd Wednesday, 5:30 pm Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, ME 04105
https://www.alz.org/maine

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Family and Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings.

Alzheimer’s Association Maine
383 US Route 1, Ste. 2C
Scarborough, ME 04074
207-772-0115/800-272-3900 toll free
https://www.alz.org/maine

AIP Caregiver Support and Resources Workshop

https://vimeo.com/241572364
Workshop presented at the 2017 AIP Cumberland Forum on Aging. Outlines resources, support groups, and other information helpful for caregivers.

Together with Alzheimer’s Support Group

At Sacred Heart Parish Center, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, ME.
Also free monthly ezine produced by Catherine Gentile.
FMI: ezine@catherinegentile.com

Memory Café
Louie’s Grille
319 Main Street, Cumberland Center, ME 04021, 207.489.9087/207.797.7891
11:00 am, 3rd Tuesday of each month
https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/memory-cafes-in-maine

Memory Cafe is a wonderfully welcoming place for individuals with Alzheimer’s or any type of the dementias or other brain disorders. Additionally, it is helpful for people with all forms of mild cognitive impairment.

While a Memory Cafe is beneficial to those afflicted, it is also beneficial for their caregivers as well. It is not a place to “drop off” your loved one for a while, but a way to enjoy actives with them as a break from the normal routine.

Southern Maine Agency on Aging

 Family Caregiver Support Group
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 4:15 – 5:30pm/July 19, 2018, 4:15 – 5:30pm (held monthly on 3rd Thursday)
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
136 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
You’re not alone! Connect with other caregivers in a safe setting. Find out what’s working for other people. This support group is appropriate for caregivers of an older adult or a person with dementia.
FMI: Please contact Lori Campbell at 396-6540.
www.smaaa.org

Savvy Caregiver Class
A six-week class for caregivers at SMAA beginning July 10 in Scarborough.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 5:15 – 7:15pm
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
136 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
www.smaaa.org

Savvy Caregiver is a proven educational program for families and friends caring for someone with dementia who lives in the community. Classes meet 2 hours a week for 6 weeks. Savvy Caregiver is offered at SMAA and throughout the State of Maine.
The Savvy Caregiver 12-hour training for family caregivers of people with dementia provides:
Knowledge – Learn what dementia is and how it affects personality and behavior.
Skills – Communicate more effectively with the person you are caring for, making each day better for you both.
Attitudes – Learn how to take care of yourself to reduce stress.
This class runs weekly from July 10 through August 14, every Tuesday from 5:15-7:15pm. Pre-registration is required – please register by 7/5/18. Donation suggested. Please call 1-800-427-7411 x541 to register.

Stewart Adult Day Center
Open Monday through Friday, for adults with physical, cognitive, or developmental disabilities. Physical and emotional support, therapeutic recreation, meals, companionship, activities. Respite time for caregivers.
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
(207) 396-6500/(800) 427-7411
www.smaaa.org