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MEMORIES ARE PRECIOUS - PROTECT THEM! ** FREE ** MEMORY SCREENINGS

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Name: MEMORIES ARE PRECIOUS - PROTECT THEM! ** FREE ** MEMORY SCREENINGS
Date: November 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
Event Description:
MEMORIES ARE PRECIOUS - PROTECT THEM! November is National Memory Screening Month – an initiative through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. As part of National Memory Screening Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Discovery Memory Care will once again be holding FREE confidential memory screenings for the community. Appointments are recommended, walk-in are welcome. Friday November 22nd and Saturday November 23rd from 10 am – 3 pm. Informational materials and refreshments will be available. Discovery Memory Care 408 W. Washington Street Sequim (360) 683-7047 WHAT ARE MEMORY SCREENINGS? A memory screening is a simple and safe evaluation tool that checks memory and other thinking skills. It can indicate whether additional follow up with a qualified healthcare professional is needed. • The screening takes approximately 10 minutes. • Consists of a series of questions to gauge memory, language and thinking skills. • Is conducted face-to-face and takes place in a private setting. • Results are not a diagnosis, but a memory screening can suggest if someone should see a physician for a full evaluation. • Results are completely confidential. The participant will receive the screening results to bring to a healthcare professional for follow-up and/or inclusion in medical files. WHY SHOULD I BE SCREENED? EARLY DETECTION - Memory screenings are a significant first step toward finding out if a person may have a memory problem. Research suggests that screenings may detect cognitive impairment up to 18 years prior to clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. SOME MEMORY PROBLEMS ARE TREATABLE - Some memory problems can be readily treated, such as those caused by vitamin deficiencies or thyroid problems. Other memory problems might result from causes that are not currently reversible, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The earlier the diagnosis, the easier it to treat or slow down the condition causing memory problems. Yearly memory screenings are recommended for everyone, whether you have concerns about memory loss or simply wish to establish a baseline for future comparison regardless of age. Keep in mind – accidents and injuries happen regardless of age. Having a baseline will benefit your medical team and family as they work to help you regain that baseline. An initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. A memory screening is not used to diagnose any illness and does not replace consultation with a qualified physician or other healthcare professional
Location:
Discovery Memory Care 408 W. Washington Street Sequim, WA 98382
Date/Time Information:
Friday November 22 and Saturday November 23 10 am - 3 pm
Contact Information:
Discovery Memory Care (360) 683-7047
Fees/Admission:
** FREE **
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