Free Memory Screenings Sept. 19 at Hattiesburg Clinic
Members of the public who are age 45 and up will be able to receive a free memory screening at Hattiesburg Clinic Memory Center Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, located on the sixth floor of the clinic’s main facility, 415 S. 28th Ave. in Hattiesburg.
The pre-scheduled screenings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required in advance. Participants must check in at the front desk.
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.
Space is limited and sessions fill up quickly; therefore, early registration is recommended. Screenings at Memory Center are available on select dates throughout the year.
Fast Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
- An estimated 5.8 million Americans of all ages are 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)