Alzheimer’s foundation inviting senior citizens to get a free memory screening
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is inviting senior citizens across the country to get a free virtual memory screening this May as part of Older Americans Month.
Screenings take just a few minutes and are a conducted by a trained professional through secure video conference technology (i.e. Zoom, FaceTime).
A computer, smart phone or tablet with a webcam and internet access is all that’s needed—there are no minimum age or insurance prerequisites.
Results are not a diagnosis of any particular condition, but a memory screening can suggest if someone should see a physician for a full evaluation.
“The risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease increases with age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meaning it’s especially important for older Americans to be vigilant about their brain health,” said AFA President and CEO Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.
Early detection of memory issues is important.
In the case of a treatable or curable underlying condition, such as a vitamin deficiency, thyroid condition, sleep apnea or urinary tract infection, screenings allow the person to begin treatment more quickly.
To schedule a free virtual memory screening appointment, or for more information about brain health and lifestyle choices that can help promote healthy aging, visit AFA’s website at https://alzfdn.org/ or call AFA’s Helpline at 866-232-8484.