As part of National Memory Screening Day—an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)— Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation will offer free, confidential memory screenings on Tuesday, November 19. Screenings will be held from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. upstairs at the Center at 4610 Stephens Ave. Carnation, WA 98014. Qualified healthcare professionals from Snoqualmie Valley Hospital 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 take about 10 minutes to administer.
The AFA suggests memory screenings for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; who believe they are at risk due to a family history of dementia; or who want to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons. Participants will be given instant results they can take to their health care professionals. Call the Senior Center to reserve a time slot or just show up between 9-12.