By: Beth Ranagan DEXTER: For centuries, Asian monks have used meditation to relieve suffering and obtain enlightenment. Although meditation may be thought of as a practice of a particular religion, the fact is that it doesn’t belong to any faith at all. It is a way… Read More
    As of 2010 the estimated number of people in Maine with Alzheimer’s and other dementias was 26,000. Six years later, that number can only be more as residents of our state continue to age. Seven out of 10 of these individuals live at home and are cared for… Read More
    By Beth Ranagan DOVER-FOXCROFT – The September 27th NAMI Piscataquis County speaker event will host Katherine Perkins, the new Region 3 Respite Manager for NAMI Maine. Region 3 covers the local affiliate member area of Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties. The public is invited to hear her… Read More
    Caring for a child with a diagnosed or emerging emotional or behavioral disorder can be challenging at best, especially without a strong support system, knowledge about available treatments, and self-care techniques. As a speech-pathologist working with families and children, I witnessed the significant difficulties that parents, foster parents,… Read More
    The evaluation of bone mineral density (BMD) is done with the DXA or bone densitometry test. This test was known as the dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry or DEXA test. Whatever term we chose, DXA or DEXA, the x-ray is today’s standard for measuring bone mineral density for the diagnosis… Read More
    By Beth Ranagan In keeping with the Skeleton Crew’s goals to improve bone health and balance to prevent falls and broken bones, Scott Mayer, experienced Tai Chi master, will speak at the November 6 meeting of the Skeleton Crew at 12 noon at the Abbott Memorial… Read More
    By Beth Ranagan On Tuesday, May 26, several local NAMI members and friends were fortunate to hear about the history, training, role, and outcomes of Crisis Intervention Team training. Ted Hunt, Crisis Intervention Specialist, and Maged Shahin, member of the Mayo Regional Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services,… Read More
    A group of local residents and some folks from NC, TX, and FL, who were vacationing in Maine, listened to Ted Hunt explain Crisis Intervention in an engagingly informative talk at NAMI’s Education Night at Mayo Hospital on September 15th. Ted’s expertise in crisis intervention comes from 21… Read More
    Ted Hunt, Crisis Intervention Specialist with Community Health and Counseling Services, will be NAMI’s guest speaker on September 15th at Mayo Regional Hospital at 6:30 in the Sebec Room. Ted has been with CHCS for 15 years. When a person with mental illness is in crisis,… Read More