National Memory Screening Day will take place on November 13, 2012 from 10am to 2pm at Laurel Ridge Health Care Center, 642 Danbury Road (Route 7) Ridgefield. Each year, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing optimal care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, holds National Memory Screening Day (NMSD). This event marks the focal point of AFA’s national initiative to promote early detection and intervention for individuals concerned about memory loss as well as to educate the public about successful aging.
Local sites such as Laurel Ridge, will offer free, confidential memory screenings to the public and distribute educational materials about memory concerns, dementia, caregiving and successful aging. Laurel Ridge had been a host site for this event for over five years and had earned distinction for its efforts by the AFA, who provides all the necessary tools, at no cost. The AFA helps centers to seamlessly and effectively carry out the memory screenings, and provides training and assistance to doctors, nurses, social workers and other professionals who serve as screeners.
Memory screenings are 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 qualified physician or other healthcare professional. We encourage medical follow-up.
For more information, call Laurel Ridge at 203-438-8226 or visit www.nationalmemoryscreening.org, Together, we can make a difference in your community—and across the nation!