Ft. Myers' Memory Screening Initiative
Free memory tests for adults aged 50 and older
Free memory screenings in Fort Myers, FL
Neuropsychiatric Research Center of SWFL, in partnership with leading Florida memory specialists and Alzheimer’s resource centers are launching a statewide memory screening initiative, offering free memory tests for adults aged 50 and older.
The free, confidential memory screenings will be offered on Tuesday, August 8th and Wednesday, August 9th at:
Take a proactive approach to your brain health, schedule your free memory screening today online or call us at: (239) 939-7777
Please bring a list of all your medications, or your medications with you to the appointment for review. Appointments are required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
What Is a Memory Screening?
Memory screening promotes healthier aging and is one thing you can do to try to prevent or delay the onset of symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s. Annual memory testing is highly recommended for adults ages 50 or older, or even earlier if you’re experiencing memory problems that worry you. It’s a positive, proactive step you can choose right now to take charge of your brain health. You’ll get a free cognitive assessment, plus education about aging, memory, lifestyle factors and referrals to appropriate community resources.
Why Get a Memory Screening?
Regular memory screening could be beneficial in the early detection of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The risk of dementia increases with age and symptoms may not appear until years after the disease has progressed. When diagnosed early enough, a combination of lifestyle changes and medical treatments can potentially delay the progression. The information obtained from the screening is not a diagnosis but will better enable you to take charge of your brain health.
The benefits of annual memory screening include:
- To determine if your cognitive performance falls within the average age range norms.
- To determine a baseline score that you and your doctor can track over time to detect early warning signs.
- To determine if you are eligible for further screenings as part of a research study.