Alzheimer’s Association offering programs

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AUBURN — The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter will present an overview of its programs and services, including an ambitious mind-body initiative for persons with dementia, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.

Information will be presented about the upcoming Volunteer Scribes and Mindful Mobility programs, a unique mind-body initiative to benefit those living with early stage Alzheimer’s and their care partners.

Through the Volunteer Scribes program, Bates College students will interview and write the life stories of those living with early stage dementia. Meanwhile, through the Mindful Mobility program, those with early stage dementia can benefit from a comprehensive fitness program presented by the YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston, Central Maine Conditioning of Lewiston and students of Central Maine Community College.

Persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or related dementias are being sought as participants for both programs which begin this fall.

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The Aug. 13 program will also provide vital information about the Alzheimer’s Association’s many community-based programs and services to help those living with Alzheimer’s, as well as their care partners. These include effective support groups, care consultations, and safety services.

Potential participants — those living with early stage Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias — will be screened for eligibility in both the Volunteer Scribes and Mindful Mobility programs. Their participation will be completely private and confidential and there is no cost for participation.

Advance registration is recommended for this free program by contacting Peter Baker at the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, at 207-772-0115, or by email: pbaker@alz.org.

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