PROVIDING HOPE, HELP AND GUIDANCE
TO FAMILIES
LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S
AND DEMENTIA
~O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9 ~
We would like to recognize the Board of Directors at
A Place To Start for all their hard work and their dedication to helping this community!

And a very special THANK YOU to Amy Johnson and Nadja Corcoran for accepting the nominations of Board Chair and Secretary! We appreciate all your efforts in helping us to
continue on with our mission!!
Get your tickets for the
7TH Annual
Big Night Out!

We look forward to celebrating this very special night with you!

We have amazing raffle packages, awesome silent auctions to bid on, authentic German fare and beers, great company and hopefully a crowd around the firepit!!!

$35 GENERAL ADMISSION
$50 VIP ACCESS
Want to be a
Big Night Out Sponsor?
~~ COMMUNITY NEWS ~~
Read all about it.......
If you haven't seen it yet, check out the article from the Sept. 12th edition of Tourist & Town! We are so grateful for this wonderfully written piece!


To read the article below,
scroll to page 4!!!!
Center for Wildlife:
A Look at Nocturnal Animals
On September 12th, we welcomed the public, as well as our APTS family to join us for a presentation given by the Center for Wildlife on nocturnal animals.
It was a great introduction to Maine’s creatures of the night.  Using live animals [such as the opossum and the owl pictured above] and hands-on materials, we were able to ask questions and find out how nocturnal mammals utilize all of their senses to find food and shelter at night. 
Thank you for this presentation and we thank the animal ambassadors that allowed us to see them up close and personal!!!

With the passing of summer into fall, we notice the days get shorter and increasingly cooler. We may also notice a change in our loved one who is living with Alzheimer's or dementia as this changing of season can also disrupt the behavioral patterns and trigger what is known as "sundowning". Learn more about seasonal sundowning and seasonal affective disorder below.
CAREGIVER'S CORNER
Ways to deal with changing of the seasons and sundowning:

  • Recognize the signs of sundowning; Does mom get agitated right before dinner? Does dad start pacing and get anxious around the same time every day?

  • Listen calmly to your loved one's frustrations and validate them

  • Stick to an evening routine; play calm music or maybe use light therapy

  • try distractions; folding laundry, helping with the dishes.
What's Happening at APTS?
Happy October! Be sure to check out the calendar of events by clicking the image >>
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