Friday, February 17, 2012

Memory Getting Bad? Visit The Bus This Month In Hendry

Mobile Clinic In Hendry To Detect Memory Problems Early
LABELLE, FL. -- The “Memory Bus” one of the Alzheimer Association’s initiatives is a mobile clinic that is open to anyone who is concerned about their memory or that of a family member or friend. 

The vehicle, coming to Hendry county is an innovative way of bringing the issues of memory loss and dementia to the public and it has travelled county wide. Personnel will give a simple test that takes a few minutes. The idea is to detect the earliest stage of Alzheimer's. 

The mobile clinic's test is not only for seniors but for people of all ages. No appointments are necessary.
The memory bus will be available at the following Hendry County Health Department Locations:

February 27, 2012 at 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Hendry County Health Department, 1140 Pratt Blvd, Labelle, Fl. and on February 28, 2012 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Hendry County Health Department, 1100 S Olympia Street, Clewiston, Fl.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 has some form of dementia and that number can increase to 1 in 6 for those over the age of 80. Early diagnosis and care for people with dementia, as well as educating those that care for them, is one of the strategic priorities for improving a person’s health and wellbeing. 

Memory problems can be common as people get older. Tiredness, stress, depression and certain medications can all affect memory. The important thing is for people to seek help if they have any concerns about memory loss. 

This event will allow people to talk, in confidence, with an expert. For more information, the national number is 1-800-272-3900 for Alzheimer’s Association.

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