Do you ever wonder if your memory is normal for your age? Have you missed an appointment that you forgot to put on your calendar? Or do you have to hunt for your keys or forget to take your medication and worry that your memory is declining? So many people over the age of 60 report these concerns that the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center decided to participate in the annual Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) annual memory screening program.
A memory screening is not a memory evaluation. You will be given a series of questions and tasks designed to screen for memory, language skills and thinking abilities. The results will be given to you at the end of the screening. If the screening reveals memory concerns testing results will be given to you and next steps will be discussed.
If someone is experiencing minor memory problems early evaluation is important. Some memory problems, such as those caused by vitamin deficiencies or thyroid problems can be readily treated. Individuals with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease benefit from early treatment also.
The Emory Memory Screening day will take place by appointment on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Wesley Woods Outpatient Clinic at 1821 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30329. To schedule your confidential memory screening appointment call 404-728-6950.