Friday, November 6, 2015
Concerned about memory problems?
As part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) National Memory Screening Program, RiverWoods will offer free, confidential memory screenings on Friday, November 6, 2015 at The Ridge campus here at RiverWoods.
A memory screening is a simple non-invasive test, administered by a qualified RiverWoods healthcare professional. Screenings take under 20 minutes and consist of a series of questions and tasks designed to gauge memory, thinking and language skills.
Call to schedule your free, confidential memory screening and pick up free educational materials about memory concerns, dementia, caregiving and successful aging.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Advanced age is the greatest risk factor, with the incidence of the disease doubling every five years between 65 and 95.
The National Memory Screening Program serves as a starting point for discussions about memory concerns and lifestyle changes—diet, managing stress, physical and mental exercise—that may help people age successfully.
Memory problems could be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other medical conditions, including vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems or depression.
A memory screening is a significant first step toward finding out if a person may have a memory problem. A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.