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

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.

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 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 www.CovenantGreatLakes.org or call 877-812-8745.

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