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July 28

VNA Of Florida Holding Free Memory Screenings At Palm Beach Site Of Its Founding

Expanding its commitment to make sure individuals unknowingly contending with Alzheimer’s and dementia get the benefits of diagnosis and treatment as early as possible, the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida is conducting free memory screenings for the public.

Appropriately, the screenings are taking place in a location where the earliest memories of the VNA of Florida where made 71 years ago.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 28, the screenings will occur at Bethesda-by-the-Sea. Back in 1945, the VNA of Palm Beach (then the Palm Beach Regional Visiting Nurse Association) was started by a $1,800 grant from the Women’s Guild of the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.

Nicolette Christie, an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) with extensive neurological experience who also staffs VNA’s mobile medical clinic, the Florence Nightingale Express, will perform the free screenings. Each session will include a memory assessment using best-practice screening tools.

Christie will make recommendations for any needed follow-ups and inform individuals and families about the various local resources available to address their concerns.

For reservations, call Megan Bowden at (772) 286-8157, ext. 1090.

Event: Free memory screenings to identify Alzheimer’s and dementia
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 28
Where: Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, 141 South County Road, Palm Beach