Marywood University to hold free, confidential memory screenings Nov. 14

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SCRANTON — Marywood University will offer free and confidential memory screenings from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Psychological Service Center in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies on campus as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) National Memory Screening Program.

Qualified healthcare professionals will administer the screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health and caregiving. The face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks, and take approximately five to 10 minutes to administer.

AFA suggests memory screenings for anyone concerned about memory loss, those experiencing warning signs of dementia, or people who want to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons. Warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease include forgetting people’s names and events, asking repetitive questions, loss of verbal or written skills, confusion and personality changes.

For more information, call 570-348-6269.

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