Finding Help : Dementia

Resources for the diagnosis and care of seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Click on the resource names listed below to view details and contact information

A Place to Start

A Place to Start is a nonprofit organization, started in memory of a loved one who had Alzheimer’s disease, that provides hope, help and guidance to other families in similar circumstances. We can help develop individualized care plans for living with a dementia diagnosis. We also offer mentorship, navigation assistance, guidance, planning, support and understanding.

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter

Provides education and training programs throughout Maine and a round-the-clock telephone Helpline for information, consultation, referral services and care management services.

  • Phone: 24 hour helpline: 1-800-272-3900 Office: 772-0115
  • Location: 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough
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Community Partners dementia support group

A Biddeford-based support group for caregivers of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Maine Medical Center Geriatric Center

Outpatient geriatric programs. Services include a Falls Clinic for strength and balance, general geriatric assessments, and a dementia evaluation center.

In dementia evaluations, a collaborative team consisting of a geriatrician, nurse and social workers can make a diagnosis of dementia or memory disorder, provide information about the disease, and offer access to resources for appropriate care.

The Memory Clinic at Southern Maine Medical Center

A dementia evaluation center. A collaborative team consisting of a geriatrician, nurse and social workers can make a diagnosis of dementia or memory disorder, provide information about the disease, and offer access to resources for appropriate care.

  • Phone: 467-8215
  • Location: 3 Webhannet Pl., Kennebunk

VNA LifeStages Alzheimer’s care

Affiliated with Mercy Hospital, VNA’s LifeStages programs provide in-home care services to help seniors maintain independent lifestyles as they age. Specialized “Care Navigators” trained in Alzheimer’s care can work with clients living at home or in long-term care facilities.