Midland Care Offering Free Memory Screenings Tuesday

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People are invited to get a picture of their brain health with a free screening Tuesday.

The National Memory Day Screening Initiative is offering confidential memory screenings at Midland Care Connection. Screenings will be held from 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Building "A" of Midland Care's campus, 200 SW Frazier Circle in Topeka.

Health care professionals will lead people through a series of questions and tasks. The evaluation takes about five to ten minutes.

Organizers say the screenings are not meant to diagnose problems, but those who score poorly or have concerns will be encouraged to pursue a full medical exam. Health experts say early detection of memory problems can lead to better treatments and coping skills.

In addition to the screenings, information on memory concerns, brain health and caregiving also will be available.
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.