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Free memory screenings set at Arden Courts in Geneva

GENEVA – Arden Courts Memory Care and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will provide free, confidential memory screenings from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 8, at 2388 Bricher Road, Geneva, the agencies announced in a news release.

Each memory screening includes questions designed to test memory, language skills, thinking ability and other intellectual functions, the release stated.

While the test does not diagnose a particular illness, it can help indicate if a person would benefit from a comprehensive medical evaluation, the release stated.

Arden Courts professionals will review the screening results and suggest whether follow-up with a physician or other clinician is recommended, the release stated.

A copy of the results will be given to the participant to bring to their health care professional, the release stated.

To schedule a confidential memory screening, call 630-262-3900 or email geneva@arden-courts.com.

“Not all memory problems are dementia related,” Pauline Coram, director of education and development at HCR ManorCare Inc., stated in the release.

“Vitamin deficiencies or thyroid problems could be to blame, and they are treatable,” Coram stated in the release. “If dementia or another irreversible diagnosis is made, early intervention allows the patient and family the opportunity for planning, counseling and choosing a course of treatment.”

Arden Courts is part of HCR ManorCare Inc., a leading provider of short-term post-acute services and long-term care, the release stated.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Program has provided 3.5 million screenings since its inception, the release stated.

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