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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Free, Confidential Memory Screenings
July 20, 2016 @ 12:00 am - July 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Lee-Russell Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging and Project Lifesaver International are teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) to offer free, confidential memory screenings throughout the month of June. The screenings—which are non-invasive and last five to 10 minutes—will take place at senior centers throughout the region. This is the first of a series of screening events that PLI and AFA will host statewide this year.
There are a number of reasons a person could be experiencing memory issues, including vitamin deficiencies, thyroid issues and depression. Some of these are readily treatable and curable. If a memory problem does prove to be due to Alzheimer’s, for which there currently is no cure, early detection can give a person the opportunity to pursue treatments that can delay the progression of symptoms. It also affords the individual to participate in important conversations about long-term care, and legal and financial planning.
Screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks designed to gauge memory, language and thinking skills. All AFA screenings are administered by qualified healthcare professionals. A screening is not a diagnosis; however, scoring below the normal threshold could signal that a person should follow up with a physician for a thorough evaluation.
During the month of June, memory screenings will be held at the following sites:
June 10, 2016 2:30 – 4:30 CDT June 14, 2016 10:00-12:00 EDT
East Alabama Services for the Elderly (EASE) Beulah Senior Center
1300 Commerce Drive 4918 Lee Road 270
Auburn, AL 36830 Valley, AL 36854
June 15, 2016 10:00 – 2:00 EDT June 28, 2016 10:00 – 12:00 EDT
Central Senior Center & Phenix City Parks Smiths Senior Center
and Recreation Center 3072 Lee Road 242
1500 14th Street Smith Station, AL 36877
Phenix City, AL 36867
June 29, 2016 10:00 – 12:00 CDT June 30, 2016 10:00- 12:00 CDT
Opelika Senior Center Auburn Senior Center
201 Samford Way 410 Boykin Street
Opelika, AL 36801 Auburn, AL 36830