Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, at 3772 North Blvd. in Baton Rouge, will offer free, confidential memory screenings during November to people concerned about memory loss.
A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness, but it can alleviate the fear of the unknown, a news release said.
You may benefit from a memory screening if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
Am I becoming more forgetful?
Do I have trouble concentrating?
Do I have difficulty with familiar tasks?
Do I have trouble recalling words or names?
Do I forget where I am or where I am going?
Am I misplacing things more often? Has my family or friends noticed changes in my mood or personality?
The memory screenings can provide an opportunity to learn more about healthy lifestyle choices for successful aging.
Attendees will receive the screening and learn more about dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and available community resources. Each participant will receive a packet with information about the agency and tips on caregiving.
East Baton Rouge Parish residents are invited to get their free memory screenings between 9 a.m. and noon Thursday and Friday and Nov. 19-20.