Memory Center, located on the sixth floor of the clinic’s main facility at 415 S. 28th Ave. in Hattiesburg, is hosting screenings free to the public throughout the year.
2020 screening dates are:
- March 26
- May 21
- July 23
- September 17
- November 19
The pre-scheduled screenings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required in advance. Space is limited and sessions fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended. Participants must check in at the front desk upon arrival.
WHAT IS A MEMORY SCREENING?
A memory screening is a series of questions and/or tasks that take about 20 minutes to complete. The screening can indicate if someone might benefit from a comprehensive medical evaluation. However, it is not intended to diagnose any illness or replace consultation with a qualified health care provider. Screenings at Memory Center are available on select dates throughout the year.
FAST FACTS ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE & DEMENTIA
- About 5.8 million Americans of all ages were living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019
- Of those, approximately 200,000 people under 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s
- Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women
- Early diagnosis and treatment of dementia can help delay memory loss and prolong life
To register for a screening, contact Memory Center at (601) 268-5620.
ABOUT MEMORY CENTER:
Memory Center operates with the multifaceted goals of providing clinical evaluations for patients who may be dealing with neurological disorders, while also establishing a gateway for access to clinical trials that contribute to Alzheimer’s research.
Memory screenings, also known as neurocognitive screenings, are one of many services offered by the center. “Neurocognition” refers to the higher brain functions: learning, remembering, concentrating, solving problems and making decisions. Neurocognitive processes are active in virtually all of our day-to-day activities.
To learn more about Memory Center and its services, click here.
(Fast Facts Source: Alzheimer’s Association)