AUGUSTA — The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, will present an overview of its programs and services, including a program documenting life stories of persons with dementia, from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Lithgow Public Library, 6 East Chestnut St., Ballard Center.

Those who attend can learn about the Maine Chapter’s upcoming Volunteer Scribes program, an initiative where Colby College students will interview and write the life stories of those living with early stage dementia, according to a news release from the association. Persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or related dementias are being sought as participants in this program which begins this fall.

The program also will provide 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 support groups, care consultations and safety services.

The Volunteer Scribes program enables participants — those living with early stage Alzheimer’s — to provide insight about dementia to college students pursuing careers in health care. Potential participants will be screened for eligibility and participation will be completely private and confidential.

There is no cost to attend this presentation. Advance registration is recommended by calling Peter Baker at the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, at 772-0115 or email [email protected].


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