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Free Memory Screenings on Nov. 3 at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes will offer free memory screenings on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., as part of National Memory Screening Week (Nov. 1-7, 2015), an initiative by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Covenant Village is located at 2510 Lake Michigan Drive N.W., Grand Rapids, Mich. Reservations are not required; for more information call (877) 812-8745.

Memory screenings make sense for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; or who believe they are at risk due to a family history of Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness. Screenings are also appropriate for anyone who does not have a concern right now, but wants to gauge where their memory is now and for future comparisons. Memory screenings do not diagnose any particular illness and do not replace a professional consultation with a doctor.

The following questions may help a person decide whether a memory screening is appropriate.

*   Am I becoming more forgetful?

*   Do I have trouble concentrating?

*   Do I have difficulty performing familiar tasks?

*   Do I have trouble recalling words or names in conversations?

*   Do I sometimes forget where I am or where I am going?

*   Have family or friends told me that I am repeating questions or saying the same thing over and over again?

*   Am I misplacing things more often?

*   Have I become lost when walking or driving?

*   Have my family or friends noticed changes in my mood, behavior, personality, or desire to do things?


If a person answers ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then he or she may benefit from memory screening.

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, is located at 2510 Lake Michigan Drive N.W., Grand Rapids, Mich. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior services providers. Covenant Retirement Communities serves 5,000 residents at 14 retirement communities nationwide and is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information on Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, visit or call 877-812-8745.

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