As research continues to mount about the effectiveness of memory screenings, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) will hold its annual National Memory Screening Day on November 17.
The event offers free, confidential memory screenings and educational materials about memory concerns, successful aging, and local resources in communities nationwide.
Memory screenings and open dialogue between health care professionals and their patients can lead to answers and appropriate interventions, says Eric J. Hall, AFA's president.
The test results do not represent a diagnosis, and screeners encourage those with below-normal scores as well as those who still have concerns to pursue a full medical exam.
For information about AFA's National Memory Screening Day, visit nationalmemoryscreening.org or call 866-AFA-8484.