Council on Aging offers free memory screening

The Marion County Council on Aging is sponsoring a free Memory Screening Day on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, beginning at 9 am. Council on Aging staff will be administering a mini-memory exam, which consists of a series of questions and tasks designed to gauge thinking, language, and memory skills.

While this 30 point screening tool is not used as a diagnosis for dementia, it can help point to early problems and be an indicator that someone should follow up with a physician for a full evaluation. Studies have shown that the early diagnosis of dementia makes treatment much more effective.

This free and confidential screening, which takes place at the Council on Aging office, takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes to administer and is by appointment only. Other information about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease will also be available to interested participants.

Call the Council on Aging, located at 125 Executive Dr.  Suite 102, at 740-387-0401 for further information and appointment times.

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