The memory screenings will be conducted by Morris Psychological Group neuropsychologist Dr. Ashley Gorman. No appointments are necessary.
Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) October 29, 2014
Morris Psychological Group will be offering free and confidential memory screenings on Wednesday November 19th, 2014 from 1:30-4:30pm at their offices at 50 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 305, Parsippany, NJ. The screenings will be conducted by Morris Psychological Group neuropsychologist Dr. Ashley Gorman. No appointments are necessary. People are welcome to just walk in. For more information about the memory screenings call 973-257-9000 ext 218.
A memory screening averages five to ten minutes, and consists of questions and tasks to assess memory. It does not diagnose any illness, but can indicate whether someone should pursue a follow-up medical exam.
National Memory Screening Day from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Memory screenings are being offered as part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) to promote proper detection of memory problems. More specifically the goals of the program are to:
- Provide free, confidential memory screenings to those with memory concerns or who want to check their memory
- Eliminate the stigma and fears associated with dementia
- Encourage those with memory problems to follow up with an exam by a physician or other qualified healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis, treatment, social services and community resources
- Educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease and successful aging
- Alleviate the fears of those who do not have a problem
About Alzheimer’s Disease
It is estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. The number is escalating in line with the aging population; the first baby boomers began turning 65 in 2011. Advanced age is the greatest risk factor, with the incidence of the disease doubling every five years between 65 and 95.
This marks the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) 12th annual National Memory Screening Day. Sites nationwide are participating. Visit http://www.nationalmemoryscreening.org.
National Memory Screening Day serves as a starting point for discussions about memory concerns and lifestyle changes—diet, managing stress, physical and mental exercise—that may help people age successfully. Memory problems could be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other medical conditions.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a leading national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York that is focused on care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and their families. Call 866-232-8484 or visit http://www.alzfdn.org.
Ashley Gorman, PhD., A.B.P.P., specializes in in evaluations of cognitive problems from dementia, stroke, cerebrovascular disease, concussion and traumatic brain injury and psychiatric disorders such as ADHD and learning disorders.