Logo of "the vicarage by the sea" celebrating its 25th anniversary, featuring an illustration of two people standing at an open door looking out to the sea, symbolizing support for individuals living with dementia.

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Dementia Doesn’t Define a Person

“While Alzheimer’s creates challenges for those who live with it – and for their loved ones who watch them endure it – dementia should never define a person, or lead them to believe they ought to just give up and submit to it. From its early stages and for as long as possible, those living with Alzheimer’s owe it to themselves to get the most out of life. And there are so many ways to do just that! ”

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Where yellow roses still bloom in November

It’s long past summer, but there are yellow roses blooming in Harpswell near Curtis Cove in the yard of The Vicarage by the Sea, where Henry now resides.

Yellow roses are considered a symbol of friendship, and a way to bring a little sunshine to someone whose life has become a bit cloudy.

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‘We’ve done it’ says Vicarage by the Sea founder

Ronald Regan’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease has increased awareness of the toll this disease takes on patients and their families. Reagan’s family has chosen to take care of him at home, but they have support and resources that many Brunswick area families do not have. 

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