Memory Screening Process
On December 9th, we will be holding free memory screenings for National Memory Screening Day. While this may sound scary, early detection is key to providing you with the best treatment options. Memory screenings are a simple and safe method to evaluate memory and thinking skills. It will indicate if an additional check is needed by a qualified healthcare professional.
Memory Screening Process: How it Works
- These face-to-face screenings take place in a private setting where only you and the screener are present.
- The screenings consist of questions and/or tasks that are designed to test memory, language skills, thinking ability, and other intellectual functions.
- There are a series of screening tools that have been deemed effective by the AFA’s Memory Screening Advisory Board, all meeting specific criteria: effective, easy to administer and validated by research.
- After screening, the person who administers it will be able to discuss the results with the person being screened, suggesting whether or not they should follow up with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.
- All screenings are confidential. The person will have the screening results to bring to a healthcare professional for follow-up and/or inclusion in medical files.
Stop by our office between the hours of 9am and 5pm to learn more about brain health and get screened. We will be providing recommendations on how to improve your cognitive functioning and mental and physical health, so that you can you age healthily and happily. As Abraham Lincoln said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”