TCOG’s Area Agency on Aging is offering FREE Memory Screenings on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at, Classroom 4. Park in the main parking lot and enter the main lobby on the West side. Volunteers and signs will direct individuals to the classroom. This Screening is funded by the through the National Memory Screening Program.
The confidential memory screenings are simple and safe ‘healthy brain check-ups’ that test memory and other thinking skills with a series of questions and/or tasks that take approximately 10 minutes to complete. This is not a diagnosis of a disease but to find out if you may be at risk for dementia and steps to take now to fight against it. Learn ways to age successfully and what you can do to promote a healthy brain.
One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. In her 60s, a woman’s estimated lifetime risk for developing Alzheimer’s is 1 in 6; for breast cancer it is 1 in 11. Screening is the first significant step toward identifying if you or a loved one may have a memory problem. Early detection allows you to have a more complete medical visit and provides an opportunity for your doctor to give a diagnosis in an effort to treat and/or slow down the condition causing memory problems. It also allows you and your family to learn how to plan better for the future.
Screenings are open to anyone, whether they have current memory concerns, are at risk for dementia, or just want to see how their memory is now for future comparisons. For more information, please call 903-813-3575 or 904-813-3347.