Assisting Hands-Naperville is participating in National Memory Screening Day, on Tuesday, November 13,
2012, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Assisting Hands-Naperville will be holding free Memory Screenings on November 13 from 2:00 -4:00 PM at 200 E 5th Ave #104 Naperville. Screenings are by reservation only by calling (630) 225-9460.
Memory screenings make sense for anyone
oncerned about memory loss or experiencing warning
signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; or who believe they are at risk due to a family history of Alzheimer's disease or a related illness.
Screenings also are appropriate for anyone who does not have a concern right now, but who wants to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons.
“We recognize that Alzheimer's disease and memory
loss pose the greatest concern for caregivers.
A recent study found that personal safety was a concern for 33 percent of caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s, and confusion was a major concern for another 27 percent,” according to Richard Ueberfluss, PT and president of
Assisting Hands –Naperville.
He also noted that people looking after loved ones with severe Alzheimer's disease were more likely (84 percent) to say that caregiving frequently prevents them from doing activities they enjoy, compared to caregivers of loved ones with moderate (68 percent) or mild (67 percent) Alzheimer's disease.
“If you are dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or severe loss, a home aide can give caregivers some respite and enhance home safety. Many home aides receive
specific training in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care,” added Ueberfluss.