Have you ever gotten your brain health checked?
Well, now you can, for free, during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month this November.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering virtual memory tests every weekday throughout the month at no cost—and with no age requirement.
During the virtual screening, a professional will ask questions about memory, language, thinking skills and other cognitive functions to assess a participant’s current brain health. Although participants will not get an official diagnosis, the test hopes to detect memory problems early so seniors can decide if a further examination by a physician is warranted. According to AFA, memory issues can be early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, vitamin deficiency, thyroid condition, sleep apnea and urinary tract infection.
The test hopes to detect memory problems early so seniors can decide if a further examination by a physician is warranted.
“Many people don’t think about their cognitive health when they get their regular medical checkups,” wrote Donna de Levante Raphael, a director with AFA. “It is very important to make sure you keep your mind sharp, and there are many ways to do that in order to combat cognitive decline. I always remind people that the first step is to get a screening to see if there might be any memory issues. It is better to know early rather than later.”
Interested participants can learn more about the memory testing process and sign up for a free virtual screening through the AFA website.