Council on Aging Holding Memory Screening

The Marion County Council on Aging is sponsoring a Memory Screen Day on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Council on Aging staff will be administering the MMSE (mini mental status exam), which is frequently used as a dementia screening instrument.

The MMSE is a 30 item screening tool, and is not used solely as a diagnosis for dementia. It can, however, give an indication of early problems. Studies have shown that the early diagnosis of dementia makes treatment much more effective.

The screening takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes to administer and is by appointment only.

Call the Council on Aging at 740-387-0401 for further information and appointment times.

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