HopeHealth to offer free memory screenings across the Cape Nov. 18

National Memory Screening Day is November 18

HopeHealth will offer free memory screening across Cape Cod Tuesday, November 18 as part of National Memory Screening Day. Screenings will be conducted by Hope Dementia & Alzheimer's Services at ten different locations across Cape Cod.

Trained technicians will administer the screenings. "Besides identifying people with potential memory impairment, the screenings provide reassurance to those with mild, age-related memory changes who may otherwise worry that they have dementia," said HopeHealth President & CEO David Rehm. 

According to information provided by HopeHealth, one in nine people ages 65 and over have Alzheimer's. That translates to 5.2 million Americans and 120,000 people in Massachusetts.

Memory screenings will be held at the following locations on Cape Cod on Tuesday, November 18, 2014:

 Screenings take about a half an hour and include memory questions and tasks. A screening is not a diagnosis. Rather, screenings may indicate the need for a follow-up medical examination, according to HopeHealth.

National Memory Screening Day is supported by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Memory screening results are confidential. The screener will review results with participants.

For more information and to make an appointment, call 508-775-5656 or visit HopeDementia.org.

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