National Memory Screening Day
Visiting Angles and Fox Rehabilitation are encouraging members of the community to be proactive about memory health by taking advantage of free, confidential memory screenings and information about successful aging on November 28. The event is part of National Memory Screening Month, an annual initiative that the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) holds each November during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. More than 2,000 sites across the country will be participating. Visiting Angels and Fox Rehabilitation will provide the memory screenings at 331 Tilton Road, in the Tilton Shopping Center, from 9-3. For more information, call Lisa Walker at 609-335-7726 or Pat Laychock at 609-289-5392.
Qualified healthcare professionals administer the screenings, which consist of a series of questions and tasks, and take five to ten minutes. Screening results are not a diagnosis, and individuals with below-normal scores or who have concerns are encouraged to pursue a full medical exam. For more information about National Memory Screening Day, visit www.nationalmemoryscreening.org or call 866-AFA-8484.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a national nonprofit organization that unites more than 1,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include counseling and referrals by licensed social workers via a toll-free hot line, e-mail, Skype and live chat; educational materials; a free quarterly magazine for caregivers; and professional training. For more information about AFA, call toll-free 866-AFA-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.