November marks Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. During this time, advocates and organizations work to educate about the symptoms, treatments, and care options associated with Alzheimer’s disease. [Read more…] about Clark Dementia Program Embodies The Goals of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Dementia is the umbrella term for an individual’s changes in memory, thinking or reasoning. There are many possible causes of dementia. It’s important to understand that it is different from normal changes that come with age.
Are you concerned about your memory?
Michigan State University and Rethinking Dementia will be offering free memory screenings at Clark on November 29. Memory screenings are free, and the results will not be shared with anyone but you.
Most people know the benefits of medical screenings and getting their blood pressure and cholesterol checked regularly. Similarly, a memory screening can provide valuable information about how your memory is doing.
Private memory screenings take approximately thirty minutes. A screening cannot diagnose a disease. It can determine if a person has a problem with his or her memory and should seek further evaluation by a specialist. Screenings are not recommended for persons already under a physician’s care for any type of dementia.
Memory screenings will be conducted by appointment.