Maine is developing a new educational pilot program to train health care providers who work with elders in long-term care facilities to better meet the needs of America’s most vulnerable population.
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Lunder-Dineen in the News
ADA - Statewide Effort Underway to Improve Oral Health of Maine Seniors
BDN: Catching Health - Bath Salts: What are they and why are they so dangerous?
In Maine news this week there was a sad and disturbing story about a teenager arrested on charges of burglary, theft, criminal mischief and criminal trespass. According to an article in the Bangor Daily News, he was found naked in one of two homes he allegedly broke into. This is not a blog post about the teenager, but about the hallucinogenic drugs police believe he MAY have been on that night — bath salts.
Bangor Daily News - Annual NMMC Site Visit by Lunder-Dineen
FORT KENT - On August 5th, representatives from The Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine met with personnel from Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC). The primary focus for the site visit was to share some of the innovation coming out of the Lunder-Dineen and Massachusetts General Hospital partnership. In addition to the currently available educational series which focus on the mental health of veterans and families, responding to use of bath salts and clinical applications for motivational interviewing, four new areas are being developed to meet the needs of patients in underserved areas of Maine. Current areas under development are older adult health, veterans’ health, alcohol and substance abuse and mental health.
Bangor Daily News - Free webinar series on health issues for older adults in Maine
STATEWIDE, Maine – Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine recently collaborated with University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine to launch five new, free, CME/CE-certified webinars covering prevalent health issues for older adults in Maine including oral health, medication management, nutrition in long-term care settings, and more.
Money Matters Boston - Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN’s live interview with Stu Taylor
Maine Points, WGAN News Radio - Interview with Denise O’Connell
Bangor Daily News - Greek tragedy, modern relevance in ‘Theater of War,’ featuring Oscar-nominated David Strathairn.
Greek tragedy doesn’t generally figure in any way into the average American’s daily life, but the lessons that can be learned from what was written 2,500 years ago can still have a huge impact, once they’re listened to or read.
Bangor Daily News, Catching Health with Diane Atwood - Theater of War
My family has always been immensely proud of my father’s achievements in the military. In addition to rising up in the ranks of the Army, retiring as a Lt. Colonel, he fought in the Korean War and did two tours of duty in Viet Nam. It was only in the last decade of his life that I understood the tremendous toll those wars had taken on him, physically and psychologically. In the Korean War, he lost some of his hearing and developed blood clots in his legs, both of which plagued him for the rest of his life. In Viet Nam, he was exposed to Agent Orange. At the time of his death, he was considered 100 percent disabled because of the effects of Agent Orange. He had type 2 diabetes and was in constant pain because of neuropathy. He also got lung cancer, which ultimately led to his death. Psychologically, I’m sure he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) until the day he died. Sudden noises always startled him — made him nearly jump out of his skin. He told me they often sounded like gunfire. He was barely 20 during the Korean War. More than 60 years later, just the sound of a spoon dropping on a tile floor could transport him back in an instant.