Confidential Memory Screening
Who Should be Screened
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.
Benchmark screenings also are appropriate for anyone who does not have a concern right now, but who wants to receive a memory baseline for future comparisons.
These questions might help you decide if you should be screened. If you answer "yes" to any of them, you might benefit from a memory screening:
- Am I becoming more forgetful?
- Do I have trouble concentrating?
- Do I have difficulty performing familiar tasks?
- Do I have trouble recalling words or names in conversation?
- Do I sometimes forget where I am or where I am going?
- Have family or friends told me I am repeating questions or saying the same thing repeatedly?
- Am I misplacing things more often?
- Have I become lost when walking or driving?
- Have my family or friends noticed changes in my mood, behavior, personality, or desire to do things?
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.