Free screenings offered for National Memory Screening Day Nov. 13
Good Samaritan Society of Brainerd will join organizations nationwide in offering free memory screenings on Tuesday, November 13 from 9-11 a.m. at The Center (formerly Lakes Area Senior Activity Center).
National Memory Screening Day is organized by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
The purpose is to provide free, confidential memory screenings to the public and distribute educational materials about memory concerns, dementia, care giving and successful aging.
Memory screenings are a significant first step toward determining if someone may have a memory problem. Memory problems could be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other medical conditions.
The screening is noninvasive, consists of a series of questions and tasks and takes five to ten minutes to administer.
Medical follow-up is encouraged.