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The ARK Hosts Alzheimer’s Foundation’s National Memory Screening Program

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November 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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As part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) National Memory Screening Program, The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services will offer free, confidential memory screenings from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 206 Central Ave. in Summerville. The ARK is also partnering with Hearing Care of Summerville to offer free hearing screenings.

Qualified health care professionals will administer the memory screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health and caregiving. The face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks, and last about 10 minutes.

Call 843-832-2357 or email to reserve a screening appointment; walk-ins are welcome. In addition to the screenings, more than 20 local community resources, including free vision screening (Lions Club), aging in place resources (NAIPC), senior living, financial advisers, home health care, wellness coaches, and other businesses that promote successful aging.

Memory screenings are an important part of successful aging. Last year alone, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America screened more than 250,000 people through its National Memory Screening Program. Further, a recent study suggests that screenings may detect cognitive impairment up to 18 years prior to clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. This is the sixth year The ARK has offered this service through the foundation.

St. Luke's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
206 Central Ave.
Summerville, South Carolina 29483
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