As part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Oakmont Assisted Living of Fresno is offering free, confidential memory screenings Tuesday until 5 p.m.

The event is at Oakmont’s northwest Fresno facility, 5605 N. Gates Ave. just off Figarden Drive.

Oakmont invites people who are interested in a screening but unable to attend Tuesday’s event to call (559) 277-5959 to schedule an appointment.

According to Oakmont, the face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks, and take five to 10 minutes. Mysti Harrison, the memory care director at Oakmont, will lead the testing.

AFA suggests memory screenings for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; who believe they are at risk due to a family history of dementia; or who want to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons.

The AFA says results are not a diagnosis, and encourages those who score poorly as well as those who still have concerns to get a full medical examination.

For more information about National Memory Screening Day, call (866) 232-8484 or go to www.nationalmemoryscreening.org.

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