Living Well Supports the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Initiative

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Living Well recently became an ongoing memory site to help with the nationwide efforts for better assessment and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association establishes that every 72 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s. Helping with the association’s nationwide efforts for prevention, treatment and care, Living Well Assisted Living at Home has become an ongoing memory screening site with two locations and available by appointment in Sausalito and San Francisco.

Memory screenings and early detection can be the key to treatment and preparedness for care. Memory screenings and assessments make sense for anyone concerned 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.

The warning signs of dementia are:

  • Trouble with new memories
  • Relying on memory helpers
  • Trouble finding words
  • Struggling to complete familiar actions
  • Confusion about time, place or people
  • Misplacing familiar objects
  • Onset of new depression or irritability
  • Making bad decisions
  • Personality changes
  • Loss of interest in important responsibilities
  • Seeing or hearing things
  • Expressing false beliefs

Screenings also are appropriate for anyone who does not have a concern right now, but who wants to see how their memory is now for future comparisons. A memory screening is a simple and safe evaluation tool that checks memory and other thinking skills. It can indicate whether an additional check-up by a qualified health care professional is needed.

Ongoing memory screenings:

San Francisco
First Wednesday of each month, afternoons by appointment

Marin
Second Tuesday of each month, afternoons by appointment
Call 1-800-805-7104 to make an appointment.

For more information or to book an appointment, please go to https://www.livingwellah.com/contact-us.php.

Note: A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a qualified physician or other health care professional.

About the company:
Living Well offers specialized care for adults with chronic and debilitating conditions — like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and mental illness — that compromise their ability to live safely in their homes. At Living Well Assisted Living at Home, they combine a team of experts and the use of smart technology with exceptional customer service to deliver personalized, comprehensive care to seniors and adults with cognitive, behavioral and movement disorders. Their approach to care at home enables those seniors and adults affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Parkinson's, ALS, other neurological disorders and mental illnesses to live independent and meaningful lives. At Living Well, they aspire to create a safe and nurturing environment while allowing for independence and dignity for seniors and adults and offering peace of mind to the children and family members. Visit their website for more information, http://www.livingwellah-sf.com.

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