October 27, 2009

Memory Screenings at the JRC on November 17

National Event Stresses the Importance of Proper Detection and Treatment
Persons who want a status check on their memory can take advantage of free, confidential screenings on November 17 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center, 330 Paradise Road, Swampscott, from 10 am – 5 pm.
November 17 has been designated the seventh annual National Memory Screening Day and has been designed to promote proper detection of memory problems and strategies for successful aging.
The event features a face-to-face confidential screening, which takes only about 5-10 minutes and consists of a series of questions and tasks. It is administered by a qualified health care professional, such as a physician, nurse, psychologist or social worker. The results do not represent a diagnosis, and those who are concerned should follow up with a qualified healthcare professional.
Eric J. Hall, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, urges the public “to be proactive about brain health. We pay so much attention to the health of our bodies, but we should be equally concerned about the health of our brains,” he says. “National Memory Screening Day offers the opportunity to find out how your memory is now, and how to learn to protect it in the future.”
Call 781.973.1561 for more information or to make an appointment for this screening for you or your loved one. Appointments are encouraged but not required.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York and made up of more than 1,200 member organizations that provide hands-on programs to meet the educational, emotional, practical and social needs of families.