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Preventing Lyme Disease – Spotlight on Seniors

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Paula Jackson-Jones and Angele Rice are our Midcoast Master Experts on all things related to Lyme Disease. As the co-founders of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education, they are tireless advocates and articulate speakers on Lyme Disease prevention. They speak to the issue of this disease that is endemic to Maine from deep personal experience and knowledge gathered through their many support groups and personal research.

Ixodes Scapularis – aka, Deer Ticks

They also work with the Maine Center for Disease Control Vector-Borne division. Prevention is crucial because the incidence of the tick-borne infections has been rapidly rising in Maine. Knox and Lincoln Counties have the highest rate of infection in the state. It affects all ages, and if not treated early can become a much more difficult chronic disorder.

Attend the 3rd Annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education Conference

The conference will be on Saturday, April 29 at the Wiscasset Community Center. Doors open at 7:30am for registration, and the conference starts at 8:00am. Last year they had 475 attendees. There is an excellent roster of speakers and exhibitors, including physicians who specialize in tick borne infections, alternative therapies, authors, and the producer of the documentary film “Under Our Skin.” You can see their website at mldse.org.

The video is Paula and Angeles giving a presentation on Preventing Lyme Disease they did at The Lincoln Home filmed for Spotlight on Seniors. They offer great advice and demonstrate a number of products you should have for your home and camp. I have put together several gift baskets of their recommended products for my family and friends. Tick-borne infections can be prevented even as we enjoy the beautiful Maine outdoors. Paula and Angele tell you exactly how… just click the video below.

Spotlight on Seniors Empowered Aging Series – Lyme Disease from LCTV on Vimeo.

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