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Welcome Senator Susan Collins!

Photo-of-Collins-at-Acadia.jpgMaine is considered the “oldest state in the nation,” as our state is home to the nation’s most elderly population. It is also estimated that 13% of Mainers will have Alzheimer’s by 2030. This is why Maine’s Initiative for Neurologic Aging and Health (MAINAH), a new initiative led by Northern Light Acadia Hospital and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, is receiving attention across the state and within Washington DC.

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) visited Northern Light Acadia Hospital August 13 and received updates on the success of current programs, including the Mood and Memory clinic and MAINAH. Hospital leaders and specialists also shared information regarding future senior mental and cognitive health initiatives including research partnership opportunities. At the end of her visit, Sen. Collins commended Northern Light Acadia Hospital and the system for our dedication and commitment to understand cognitive related disorders and discover new treatments.

You can read more about the MAINAH initiative in a Portland Press Herald article as well as a Portland Press Herald Editorial Board op-ed published earlier this month. External investigators from Jackson Labs, University of Maine, and University of New England are scientific advisors on MAINAH.