Memory screenings are a significant first step toward discovering memory problems. According to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), early recognition of memory loss offers a greater opportunity for patients to benefit from treatment to slow memory loss.
The Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus will provide free, confidential memory screenings and refreshments on National Memory Screening Day, Tuesday, November 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, located at 500 River Avenue, Suite 200 in Lakewood. Health care professionals from Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus will conduct the screenings and distribute educational materials about memory concerns, dementia, caregiving and successful aging.
National Memory Screening Day is part of the AFA's mission to promote early detection and intervention for those affected by memory loss, and to educate the public about successful aging. Early diagnosis of memory loss can greatly improve one's overall quality of life by informing the individual of their condition and providing them with the care and support they need.
Memory screenings are necessary for anyone who has shown signs of dementia, those whose family and friends have noticed changes in them or those who have a family history of a memory loss condition. While screenings are recommended for those individuals, screenings are also appropriate for anyone who would like to establish a baseline of their memory function now for future comparison.
These screenings will take place at the Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus at 500 River Avenue, Suite 200 in Lakewood. Registration is required before November 14 by calling the LINK at 1-888-724-7123.
About Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus:
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is an acute-care community hospital located in Lakewood, Ocean County. A Barnabas Health facility, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus merged with Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch, Monmouth County, in 2014. The hospitals are dedicated to improving the health and well being of the communities they proudly serve through expanded access to specialty outpatient services that focus on preventive medicine and healthy living. The partnership has also expanded patients' access to geriatric and pediatric emergency services, as well as outpatient neurology, oncology and geriatric services. Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is in the process of converting to all private rooms, which will make it the only provider in the region with all private rooms for overnight stays. For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.barnabashealth.org.