Q. I am concerned about my husband's memory. The doctor asked him who the president is, he gave the correct answer and the doctor said he is fine. What should I do?
You are wise to be concerned. We hear so much about Alzheimer's disease in the press lately, yet it is generally not diagnosed until 5-8 years after the first signs. Medication does not cure it, but will slow the progression and the sooner it is started the better.
In acknowledgement of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, the YMCA will be offering free, confidential memory screenings to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 16, National Memory Screening Day. We will be holding the screenings at Crescenta-Cañada YMCA from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and at Verdugo Hills YMCA from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. that same day.
National Memory Screening Day (NMSD) is an annual initiative of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) to emphasize the importance of proper detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, as well as to provide information about successful aging and resources. Sites from coast to coast will be offering screenings on National Memory Screening Day.