Sarasota Researchers Hold FREE Bilingual Memory Screening for Community on Saturday, February 3
Intercoastal Medical Group Neurology & Research Clinic of Sarasota is hosting a FREE memory screening for individuals 50+ to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease
Intercoastal Medical Group Neurology and Research Clinic will hold a free memory screening event on Saturday, February 3, 2024 for people ages 50 and above to increase awareness for early detection of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Mauricio Concha, Neurologist, Dementia Specialist and Research Clinic Medical Director, and Dr. Gabriela Lodeiro, Clinical Psychologist, will be on site with a team of trained professionals to provide recommendations.
“The number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease is expected to rise dramatically in the next few years. Intercoastal Medical Group Neurology and Research Clinic is raising awareness and offering free, confidential memory screenings on Saturday, February 3, 2024 to facilitate early detection and access to care,” said Dr. Mauricio Concha, Neurologist, Dementia Specialist and Research Clinic Medical Director at Intercoastal Medical Group Neurology & Research Clinic.
In Florida, it is estimated that more than 580,000 people are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and experts predict that this number will increase to almost 750,000 in the next three years.
“We are dedicated to our mission to help end Alzheimer’s Disease. We know that early detection is key for early initiation of treatment and the potential to participate in research to advance new therapies. We welcome the community to join us and take advantage of this free screening event,” said Dr. Gabriela Lodeiro, Clinical Psychologist at Intercoastal Medical Group Research Clinic.
Intercoastal Medical Group Neurology and Research Clinic will offer its free, confidential memory screening in English and Spanish on Saturday, February 3, 2024 between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, at Town Square Adult Day Center Sarasota in Sarasota, offering free parking and light refreshments for attendees. Intercoastal Medical Group Research Clinic is part of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation GAP-Net, which is a network of academic and private research sites dedicated to advancing clinical research for Alzheimer’s and other dementia related diseases.
The 30-minute memory testing for adults ages 50 and older will be conducted in a private setting. After attendees complete the assessment, they meet one-on-one with a health professional who can discuss their results with them and address any questions or concerns they have about their test findings and memory performance. Early detection of memory problems is crucial for timely intervention with new therapies that may help achieve a better quality of life. It also allows individuals to learn of eligibility to participate in clinical trials to slow the progression of a memory disorder.
Free Memory Screening
Intercoastal Medical Group Neurology & Research Clinic
Town Square Adult Day Sarasota
3882 Central Sarasota Parkway
Sarasota, Florida 34238
February 3rd, 2024
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
To register please email: email@example.com or
call Dr. Lodeiro at 813-334-6222
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About Intercoastal Medical Group Neurology & Research Clinic
Intercoastal Medical Group has more than 100 physicians in more than 20 specialties, serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with multiple locations. Founded in 1993, Intercoastal features a team of board certified, experienced physicians. Intercoastal Medical Group Neurology consists of five board certified neurologists and two nurse practitioners with subspecialty training in various areas, one of which is Memory and Dementias. Since 2004, Intercoastal Medical Group Research Clinic has been proud to work with the National Institute of Health (NIH), and various pharmaceutical and device companies to help progress the field of medicine. Intercoastal Medical Group Research Clinic is currently enrolling patients in various clinical trials for Alzheimer’s Disease that aim to stop the progression of this illness in patients with very early complaints of forgetfulness or memory loss. https://www.wusf.org/community-calendar/event/sarasota-researchers-hold-free-bilingual-memory-screening-17-01-2024-09-54-25