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McKee Medical Center sponsors event for National Memory Screening Day

 
LOVELAND, Colo. (Oct. 29, 2012) – Residents can take an important first step toward finding out if they have a memory problem and how it could relate to other medical conditions at a free screening sponsored by McKee’s Memory Screening team.

National Memory Screening Day provides free, confidential memory screenings to people concerned about memory loss with the objective of early detection and intervention. Interested people can make appointments between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 13 for a free screening. Screenings take place at the McKee Conference and Wellness Center, 2000 Boise Ave., Loveland.

To make an appointment for a screening, call (970) 203-6631.

A memory screening is not used to diagnose any specific illness and it does not replace consultation with a qualified physician or healthcare professional. A screening can check a person’s memory and other thinking skills. It can indicate if someone might benefit from a more complete medical visit.

Because with early diagnosis, some memory problems can be treated or managed to improve quality of life, it is important to determine whether a person has a disorder.

Banner Health Clinic neurologist Srinivas Bandi, MD, will lead a boxed lunch discussion beginning at noon to  talk about the effects of aging on memory and what is considered normal age-related memory loss. The fee for the lunch is $7.50, and reservations can be made by calling (970) 635-4097.

For more information about the event, visit www.bannerhealth.com/McKeeSeasonsClub.

ABOUT MCKEE MEDICAL CENTER
McKee Medical Center is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit facility with 132 beds. It serves as a community medical center with services including emergency, oncology, heart, orthopedics, inpatient and outpatient surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, intensive care, lab and medical imaging.

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