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Advantage Home Care to host Monthly Memory Cafes

Beginning Tuesday, March 3rd and continuing on the first Tuesday of every month, Advantage Home Care will host a Memory Café to support people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and/or related dementias. The meeting will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the company offices located at 550 Forest Avenue, Suite 206 in Portland. Attendees may park in the Social Security Parking lot behind the building on Ashmont Street. The building is handicapped accessible and has an elevator. Refreshments will be served. The meeting will be moderated by Richard Blumenthal, founder and President of the company.
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Join Advantage Home Care at the Alzheimer’s Association Annual Meeting on Friday, June 27th

Advantage Home Care will be a sponsor and exhibitor at the annual meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association/Maine Chapter at the Portland Marriott Sable Oaks at 200 Sable Oaks Drive in South Portland on Friday, June 27th from 8 am to 3:45 p.m. The featured speaker will be Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FASTA, a nationally known dementia care specialist and educator. The conference is targeted at professionals, family members and friends providing care for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with a purpose of providing information about the latest developments best practices in dementia care. A continental breakfast and
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Join Advantage Home Care at the Senior Expo in Scarborough on May 7th

Advantage Home Care will be an exhibitor and session presenter at the Senior Fair at St.Bridgets Church in Scarborough, ME on Wednesday, May 7th from 9 a.m. to 4:00 pm . Nancy Markowitz, an elder mediation specialist working with Advantage Home Care will present a one hour workshop entitled “Elder and Family Mediation” focused on assisting families struggling with determining on the best course of care for their parent or loved one.For more information at the time of the workshop please contact Advantage Home Care at 207-699-2570.
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Join Advantage Home Care for a free all day workshop on Dementia on Wednesday, November 13th

Advantage Home Care, OceanView at Falmouth and Elder Law Firm Vogel and Dubois are sponsoring a free all day workshop entitled “Caring for a Loved One with Dementia” on November 13, 2013 from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm. The main speakers will be Darlene Field, dementia care expert; Tim Vogel, elder law attorney and President of the Elder Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association and Richard Blumenthal, Certified Senior Advisor and owner of Advantage Home Care. The workshop is designed to help family members of Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients with education, care strategies, community care options and the
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Memory Cafes Offer Socialization Opportunities for People with Memory Loss

One of the biggest challenges for people diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is the loss of opportunities to socialize with others. The diagnosis often brings a loss of old friendships and isolation. The good news is that there are now opportunities for those diagnosed with these conditions and their family members to meet casually with others having the diagnosis at the new Memory Cafes opening around greater Portland and the rest of the state. At the Memory Cafe attendees can feel safe, share their stories and concerns and get information that will be helpful as they navigate life with
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Advantage Home Care is Offering a Free all-day Worshop to Family Members of Alzheimer’s Disease Sufferers

Advantage Home Care and Kindred Assisted Living Monarch Center are partnering to provide a second free all-day workshop for family members caring for their loved one’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias on Thursday, June 20th from 8:45 am to 3 pm. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. Attendees will receive education about the disease and learn strategies and techniques that have been successful in dealing with the needs and behaviors associated with dementia. The workshop will be held at the Kindred Assisted Living Monarch Center located at 392 Maine Street in Saco. Please call 207-284-0900 to reserve
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Stop by the Advantage Home Care Table at the Alzheimer’s Association Annual Conference

Advantage Home Care is one of the sponsors of the Alzheimer’s Association annual meeting being held on Thursday, May 2nd at the Holiday Inn by the Bay from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Stop by our table for information about how we can help you and your family provide care with loved one with this disease. We will also have a drawing for a  $25.00 gift certificate from LL Bean.
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Join us on April 18th for a free full day workshop entitled “Caring for a Loved One with Dementia”

Advantage Home Care and Fall Brook Woods Assisted Living will jointly sponsor a free full day workshop entitled “Caring for a Loved One with Dementia”  on Thursday, April 18th. The workshop presenter will be Darlene Field, the former Director of Education and Training at the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter and a recognized authority in the field. This workshop is for family and friends of those suffering from dementia and it will provide education, information and strategies to provide care for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s’ Disease and related dementias. The workshop will be hosted by Fall Brook Woods Assisted Living located
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Alzheimer’s Association Announces A Telephone Support Group for Caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter has announced that it will provide a Telephone Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The purpose is to reach those caregivers who could benefit from a support group, yet find it difficult to travel to a meeting site. The group is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings; help participants develop methods and skills health to solve problems and encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health. The calls with occur monthly on the last Thursday of each
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Support the Alzheimer’s Association at the Annual Wreath Auction at Bay Square

Enjoy this holiday season by attending the annual wreath auction being held at Bay Square at Yarmouth on Thursday, November 29th from 5 pm to 7 p.m. Bay Square is located at 25 Forest Falls Drive. Bid on over 25 beautifully decorated holiday wreathes and enjoy refreshments and music with the residents and employees of this adult community. This is a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association and all proceeds from the auction go to that wonderful organization
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