November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in highlighting this degenerative illness, organizations across North America have been teaching how to identify the warning signs, the best ways to prevent dementia, and other relevant information.
And today, one Alzheimer’s Care group is hosting a National Memory Screening Day, aimed at raising awareness of the importance of early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease.
According to a recent article on NJ.com, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will be hosting a session in Vineland, New Jersey which will demonstrate some of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s.
The screening is “a series of questions and tasks that are really a test of memory, and the results do not at all represent a diagnosis but are an indicator if someone should follow up for a full medical exam,” Carol Steinberg, the foundation’s president, told the news source.
“Screeners suggest if someone scores below normal or has other concerns, they should raise them with a clinician,” she added.
Some of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s include increasing levels of forgetfulness, including forgetting important information such as names of close friends and family members, as well as puzzlement over daily activities and loss of written and verbal communication skills, according to the media outlet.