Memory Screening Day
By Maureen Wendt, President/CEO
Are you concerned about memory problems? A Memory Screening Day will take place on February 9, 2023 from noon – 2pm at The Dale Association, 33 Ontario Street, Lockport.
Confidential memory screenings as well as follow up resources and information about dementia and successful aging are available through The Dale Association and make sense for anybody who is concerned about memory loss. These free screenings are intended to determine if you might benefit from Memory Minders Program – a program that works with individuals with early onset memory loss.
Who should be screened? Ask yourself these questions:
Am I becoming forgetful?
Do I have trouble concentrating?
Do I have difficulty performing familiar tasks?
Do I have trouble recalling words or names in conversation?
Do I sometimes forget where I am or where I am going?
Am I misplacing things more often?
Have family or friends told me I am repeating questions?
Am I saying the same things over and over again?
Have I become lost while walking or driving?
Have my family or friends noticed changes in my mood, behavior, personality or desire to do things?
Currently, as many as 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, and the incidence is rising in line with the swell of baby boomers. The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years beyond age 65. All individuals should be empowered to make informed decisions to better manage their own health – anyone concerned about memory changes, those at risk due to family history, or anyone who wants to check their memory now and for future comparison are encouraged to have a memory screen.
Memory screenings are a significant first step toward finding out if a person may have a memory problem. The face-to-face screening takes place in a private setting. The person who administers the screening reviews the results with the person who is screened. Appointments are now being accepted for February 9th from 12:00 – 2:00pm. Please call (716)433-1886 or stop in to 33 Ontario St, Lockport to set up your memory screening appointment. Memory Minders Program is an adult social day program designed to work with people who have early to mid stage dementia and is designed to slow the progression of memory loss with brain stimulation and socialization programming. Memory Minders is currently available Mondays and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesday sessions will begin on March 1st from 10 am to 2 pm. If you would like more information, please contact Candace Fulford, Program Coordinator at (716)433-1886 ext 110.
The Dale Association is a unique not for profit organization who has been responding to needs of adults in our Niagara community for 70 years, and whose mission is to provide comprehensive services and coordinate connections for adults in Niagara and neighboring counties which enhance their health and wellness and empower them to build bridges into their communities. This important mission is the focal point of each program – including our Senior Services, Mental Health Services, and Caregiver Support Services. For more information about The Dale Association, please visit www.daleassociation.com