National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Supports National Memory Screening Day (NMSD)

Alzheimer’s Foundation Annual Initiative Promotes Healthy Aging

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NAELA proudly supports the Alzheimer’s Foundation’s efforts to raise awareness of the need for early detection of memory problems...

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 19, 2013

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is supporting National Memory Screening Day on November 19, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) in which qualified health care professionals at local sites nationwide provide free, confidential memory screenings, and educational materials to the public. Screening sites include Alzheimer’s agencies, assisted living residences, long-term care facilities, doctors’ offices, hospitals, senior centers, Ys, pharmacies, and other community venues.

As you age, it becomes even more important to make sure the proper legal documents are in place in the event you are unable to care for yourself. NAELA members are well equipped to assist families whose loved ones could be experiencing memory problems, or need advice on caregiving issues and long-term care planning.

“NAELA proudly supports the Alzheimer’s Foundation’s efforts to raise awareness of the need for early detection of memory problems. Early recognition of memory problems can help lead to proper diagnosis and treatment. Also, early diagnosis enables individuals to be more involved in planning for their future care needs. NAELA members are uniquely positioned to provide clients and their families with the tools and information they need to prepare,” said NAELA President Howard S. Krooks, CELA, CAP.

To receive a free NAELA brochure: “Questions and Answers When Looking for an Elder and Special Needs Law Attorney,” contact Communications Associate Abby Matienzo by email [amatienzo(at)naela(dot)org] or phone at 703-942-5711 #230.

Find an Elder and Special Needs Law attorney in your area using NAELA’s Member Directory.

About the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a leading national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York and focused on providing optimal care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their families. It unites over 1,600 member organizations nationwide. Visit alzfdn.org or call 866-AFA-8484.

About NAELA
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org.

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