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VNA Of Florida Offering Free Screenings For Alzheimer’s, Dementia

Memory lapses can happen to anyone at any age. But persistent bouts of confusion may carry more serious health connotations.

To help individuals and their loved ones better understand what lies behind their frequent forgetfulness, the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida is providing free memory screenings for anyone exhibiting early signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Nicolette Christie, a nurse practitioner 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, followed with a questionnaire for the accompanying caregiver.

Christie will make recommendations for any needed follow-ups. The Alzheimer’s Association will be on hand to counsel families on the various local resources available to address their concerns. Screening locations and dates include:

Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach, 125 N.W. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach

·         10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16
·         10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19
 
Grand Oaks of Palm City, 3550 S.W. Corporate Parkway, Palm City

·         10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16
 

VNA is also now taking reservations for free memory screenings—available seven days a week—at Grand Oaks in Jensen Beach and Palm City. To schedule an appointment, please call Megan Bowden at 772-286-8157, ext. 1090.

 

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