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Nov-05-10 Mercer County to offer free Memory Screenings Nov. 16
MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Willmot
TRENTON, N.J. - Mercer County is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to conduct free memory screenings for residents at several locations on Nov. 16.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation is sponsoring the screenings as part of a nationwide effort to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease during the month of November.
Qualified healthcare professionals conduct the face-to-face screenings, which consist of a series of questions and tasks to test memory, language skills, thinking ability and other intellectual functions, as a first step towards the detection of memory problems. The results do not represent a diagnosis, but they can indicate whether the individual should follow up with a primary care provider or other qualified healthcare professional.
Some memory problems can be readily treated, such as those caused by vitamin deficiencies or thyroid problems. Other memory problems might result from causes that are not currently reversible, such as Alzheimer’s disease. In general, the earlier the diagnosis, the easier it is to treat one of these conditions.
Screenings will be held Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at County Connection, Route 33 at Paxson Avenue, Hamilton, in the Acme shopping center.
Screenings will also be held at the following Mercer County library branches:
For more information about National Memory Screening Day, visit www.nationalmemoryscreening.org or call 866-AFA-8484.