In April 2017, Lunder-Dineen guests participated in a radio program on WZON AM620 — The Pulse to discuss Time to Ask/unhealthy alcohol use during April’s Alcohol Awareness month. Time to Ask Pilot advisory team members Shawn Yardley, BSW, MBA and Mark Publicker, and Denise O’Connell, LCSW, our senior program manager, contributed to the program.
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Time to Ask on WZON AM620 – The Pulse
Maine Calling on MOTIVATE
Maine Calling on Time to Ask
Aging in America 2015 Conference Highlights
Facing the Challenges of Oral Health Care for Seniors with Leonard Brennan, dentist and Co-Director of Harvard Geriatric Dental Fellowship Program, and his daughter Kathleen, a family practitioner (Maine), discussed age-prevalent oral conditions such as candidiasis (fungal infection) and xerostomia (dry mouth), which are associated with medication side effects.
ADA - Statewide Effort Underway to Improve Oral Health of Maine Seniors
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.
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.