Saturday, November 03, 2012

Test Your Memory Free

Memory Bus To Visit Glades Health Department Tuesday
MOORE HAVEN, 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.

The vehicle is an innovative way of bringing the issues of memory loss and dementia to the public and it has traveled county wide. The idea is to detect the earliest stage of Alzheimer's. It is not only for seniors, but for people of all ages.

The memory bus will be at the following Health Department Location:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.,Glades County Health Department, 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven, Fl 33471

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.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 have a 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.

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