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Posted on: October 27, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Memory Screening Day-Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. Many people experience signs of dementia however a memory screen can help guide services and referrals as the issue may not be related to dementia at all; side effects from medications, hearing/vision loss, depression and delirium can all take on the look of dementia as well.
A memory screen creates a baseline for a person interested in knowing about their brain health, or who may be experiencing some memory issues, so that the future changes can be mentioned.
Early detection has been proven to be critical in treating memory issues. Just as blood pressure, cancer, diabetes or stroke screening contribute to prevention and better treatments, so do memory screens.
Get immediate results and keep them for future comparison and/or share them with your physician.
It’s FREE, confidential and takes only ten minutes. This service is now offered at the Aging & Disability Resource Center of the North by trained memory screeners.
Please contact us at the Aging & Disability Resource Center of the North to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be held at the ADRC office or in your home.
Frequently asked questions:
Q. Does the screening diagnose Dementia or Alzheimer’s?
A. No, it does not diagnose. The screen is a tool to detect signs and symptoms of dementia that, depending on the results, may warrant a follow-up appointment with a qualified professional.
Q. Who will be conducting the screening and how do I know they are qualified?
A. The screen is completed by an individual trained to provide memory screening.
Q. I have noticed changes in my family member and I think it might be dementia. I don’t know where to start or what to ask. Would it be okay for me to talk to someone during Memory Screening Day?
A. Yes, we can provide information and resources the day of the Memory Screen. You can also call the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the North at 1-866-663-3607 for further assistance and information related to dementia, caregiving and aging related matters.

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