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A. Why is memory screening so important?

Ø As the body ages, so does the brain, especially the ability to remember declines. There are many reasons that cause memory loss; stress, depression, vitamin deficiency, thyroid problems, medical illnesses, Alzheimer’s disease, or just normal aging memory decline.

Ø Memory screenings are the first step toward finding out if the person has early stages of Alzheimer’s dementia vs another condition vs normal aging memory decline.

Ø It is very important to identify the disease or problem that is causing memory loss. Early detection leads to early treatment, which in turn, leads to improved quality of life

Ø Memory screenings can also let the person know that everything is ok. The screenings could turn out normal and put the mind at ease.

Ø Normal scores on a memory screenings provides a valuable opportunity to establish a baseline score for future comparison

Ø A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness & does not replace consultation with a qualified physician or health care provider

B. What is the process of memory screenings?

Ø A screening consists of a series of questions and tasks that are designed to test memory and thinking ability. These tools are non-invasive, safe, and reliable instruments that are sensitive to even mild brain dysfunction

Ø Feedback will be provided immediately following screenings.

Ø While health plans do not typically cover screenings, if additional testing is recommended, most health plans will cover the cost based on individual medical benefits. If necessary, referrals will be provided to seek further examination.

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