Events

Memory Café

Memory Café

 

Ken Capron is an intelligent man. I got that right away when we met recently. His gaze was strong and focused and he was quick and articulate when he answered my questions. I only knew he had dementia because he told me ahead of time. I had the same experience with Donna Beveridge. Since her diagnosis, she’s even become an accomplished artist and is chronicling her life with dementia in watercolor.

Theater of War

Theater of War

 

Does Sunscreen Prevent Malignant Melanoma?

Does Sunscreen Prevent Malignant Melanoma?

This past Monday was Melanoma Monday — an awareness campaign developed by the American Academy of Dermatology — so I decided to update a post I wrote last year about protecting your skin from the sun. I also checked in with Mike Cushman, who was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2010. At the end of the post, you’ll find a list of upcoming free skin cancer screenings in Southern Maine. Read more.

The Circus is Coming to Town in Western Maine!

The Circus is Coming to Town in Western Maine!

Come one! Come All! The Circus is coming to town! May 11th Circus Olé! And Feast of Fools will hit the stage at the Four Seasons Conference Center at 187 Main Street for one night only, May 11th from 7 to 9 p.m.

Performing artists in aerial silk, stilt walking, hoop dancing, contact juggling and giant puppeteering hail from as far away as Portland, Boston, and from Western Maine. There is sure to be something to dazzle all ages at this animal-cruelty-free circus:

The Gypsy Relics will mesmerize circus goers with their specialty of Middle Eastern dance jazzed up with a little theater and zany fun mixed in.

Infertility: Where to get your questions answered

Infertility: Where to get your questions answered

After ten years of trying, Anne Belden finally gave birth to a son in the early 1990s. Six years later, she and her husband John adopted a daughter.

Today, there are a lot more treatment options for infertility than Anne had 30 years ago, and success rates for conceiving are much higher. Thanks to the Internet, there is also a wider support network and better opportunities to access the latest information. Something else that is different is more women are waiting longer to start their families, which increases their risk of infertility problems. Read more.