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Eagle County to hold free memory screenings

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Do you sometimes draw a blank when trying to recall a name? Are you frequently misplacing your keys? Do you have difficultly prioritizing everyday decisions?

Eagle County and The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) are encouraging anyone concerned about memory problems or interested in memory care to participate in National Memory Screening Day on Nov 14.

Now in its fourth year, AFA’s annual event involves hundreds of sites nationwide that provide free memory screenings and education about Alzheimer’s disease, successful aging and local resources.

On Nov.14, Eagle County’s Adult Services will hold memory screenings at three locations in the county.

The screenings will be held in Edwards at the Eagle County Ambulance District Building from 3 p.m. to 5 pm; in Basalt at the Valley Pines Senior Center from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and in Eagle at the Golden Eagle Community Center from 11 a.m. to noon, and again from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

National Memory Screening Day coincides with National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November, and this year comes during the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information call Doreen Constantine, Adult Services Caseworker, at (970) 328-1483.

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