National Memory Screening and Candle Lighting Hosted by Arden Courts of Largo
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and National Family Caregivers Month. Arden Courts of Largo, 300 Highland Avenue in Largo is participating in the National Memory Screening Day 2012, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America Tuesday, November 13th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The screening is free and will be administered by Timothy Light, PA/DO of Premier Family Medicine.
As many as 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and the incidence is rising in line with the swell of aging baby boomers. The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease doubles every five years beyond age 65.
AFA urges anyone concerned about memory changes, at risk of Alzheimer's disease due to family history or who want to check their memory now and for future comparison to get screened. Warning signs of dementia include forgetting people's names and events, asking repetitive questions, loss of verbal or written skills, and confusion over daily routines, and erratic mood swings.
Alzheimer's therapies are in development that may be able to slow or stop the progression of the disease. However, early detection is the key. Call today to reserve your time for a free memory screening (727) 559-8411.
Following the memory screening Arden Courts of Largo will host “Candles of Care” Tuesday, November 13th at 6 p.m., to honor individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related illnesses, and their families. Call or visit http://bitly.com/VPtkV8 for details.
Arden Courts of Largo is part of the HCR ManorCare family. The HCR ManorCare health care family comprises centers that are leading providers of short term post-acute services and long-term care. With 60,000 caregivers nationwide, the HCR ManorCare centers are preeminent care providers in their communities. Quality care for patients and residents is provided through a network of more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, memory care communities, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. These locations operate primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names. www.hcr-manorcare.com
Arden Courts of Largo
Rose Bobier, 727-559-8411