Concered About Memory Loss?

It’s true, memory loss is a normal part of aging. However, if you are finding that daily functioning is becoming difficult for you or a loved one due to memory concerns, it may be time to have a memory screen. Every year, Alzheimer’s Family Services in partnership with Alzheimer’s Foundation of America participates in National Memory Screening Day (NMSD). This year, NMSD will be held on November 15th.  On this one day, over 2,500 community sites from coast-to-coast  will offer  free, confidential screenings. Memory screenings are for people with memory concerns, a family history of Alzheimer’s disease or who want to check their memory now and for future comparison. Memory screens are a brief and immediate means to assess memory and cognitive functioning. The screening results are not a diagnosis, but they indicate whether someone should have a follow-up exam with a doctor.

We have screenings completed every year for a variety of physical problems. It’s time to start screening our brains- the most precious organ. Contact Alzheimer’s Family Services for more information about getting your memory screened during NMSD or anytime. Early detection is the key.

 Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

  1. Memory loss that affects job skills.           
  2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks.         
  3. Problems with language.     
  4. Disorientation to time and place.
  5. Poor or decreased judgement.                                                      
  6. Problems with abstract thining.
  7. Misplacing things.
  8. Changes in mood or behavior.
  9. Changes in personality.
  10. Loss of inititive.             

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