The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, in partnership with leading New Jersey memory specialists and Alzheimer’s research centers are launching a statewide memory screening initiative, offering free memory tests for adults aged 60 and older.
The free, confidential memory screenings will be offered throughout November at:
- The Cognitive and Research Center of New Jersey, 195 Mountain Ave., Springfield 07081
- Wednesday, November 9th
- Wednesday, November 16th
- Princeton Medical Institute, 256 Bunn Drive, Suite 6, Princeton 08540
- Tuesday, November 8th
- Thursday, November 10th
- Tuesday, November 15th
Appointments are required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
Take a proactive approach to your brain health, schedule your free memory screening today by calling us at (689) 500-8600.
If appointments are unavailable and you are still interested in receiving a memory screen, please contact the site to set up a future appointment.
What Is a Memory Screening?
Memory screening promotes healthier aging and is one thing you can do to try to prevent or delay the onset of symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s. Annual memory testing is highly recommended for adults ages 60 or older, or even earlier if you’re experiencing memory problems that worry you. It’s a positive, proactive step you can choose right now to take charge of your brain health. You’ll get a free cognitive assessment, plus education about aging, memory, lifestyle factors and referrals to appropriate community resources.
Why Get a Memory Screening?
Regular memory screening could be beneficial in the early detection of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The risk of dementia increases with age and symptoms may not appear until years after the disease has progressed. When diagnosed early enough, a combination of lifestyle changes and medical treatments can potentially delay the progression. The information obtained from the screening is not a diagnosis but will better enable you to take charge of your brain health.
The benefits of annual memory screening include:
- To determine if your cognitive performance falls within the average age range norms
- To determine a baseline score that you and your doctor can track over time to detect early warning signs
- To determine if you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial for early memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease prevention