A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. It creates a baseline for a person who maybe experiencing some memory issues, so that the future changes can be monitored.
Early detection has been proven to be critical in treating memory issues. Just as blood pressure, cancer, diabetes or stroke screening contribute to prevention and better treatments, so do memory screens.
Get immediate results and keep them for future comparison and/or share them with your physician.
It’s free, confidential, and only takes 10 minutes. This service is offered at the Aging & Disabilty Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin by trained memory screeners. Please contact us to schedule an appointment which can be held in one of our offices or in your home.
Frequently Asked Questions:
[accordion][accordion_item title=”Does the screening diagnose Dementia or Alzheimer’s?”]No, it does not diagnose. The screen is a tool to detect signs and symptoms of dementia that depending on the results may warrant a follow-up appointment with a qualified professional. Resources are provided.[/accordion_item]
[accordion_item title=”Who will be conducting the screening and how do I know they are qualified?”] The Screen is completed by one of the Information and Assistance Specialists, who are trained in completing the memory screen.[/accordion_item]
[accordion_item title=”I have noticed changes in my family member and I think it might be dementia, I don’t know where to start or what to ask about. Would it be okay for me to talk to to someone at your office?”]Yes, we can provide information and resources at the ADRC. We can also complete the memory screen with your loved one and set up a meeting with our Dementia Care Specialist if you would like.[/accordion_item][/accordion]