During Alzheimer’s disease
awareness month in November, Pine Rest will offer two free memory screenings and
partner with Metro Health on a third on Nov. 13, 2012. No appointments are
necessary at any of the locations.
to the World Alzheimer Report
2012 released by London-based
Alzheimer’s Disease International, about 36 million people worldwide are living
with dementia and the numbers will more than triple to 115 million by 2050. The
global cost of the disease is estimated at $604 billion.
that are affected or family members and friends may not know how to begin the
conversation about memory loss. These screenings could be a non-threatening way
to start. They are free, confidential, and open to the public. Those screened
will learn about treatment options and be able to pick up educational handouts
on memory loss, its symptoms, and how it affects people.
Nov. 13 memory screening locations
Pine Rest Zeeland
DeWitt Building, Conference Room C
- Noon and 1 - 3 p.m.
8333 Felch St.
Metro Health Conference Center
a.m. - 3 p.m.
2225 Main Street, Suite 110
Wyoming, MI 49519
Calvin College – Commons Annex
a.m. - Noon and 1 - 3 p.m.
3201 Burton Street SE
Rapids, MI 49546
For more information go to www.pinerest.org or call 866-852-4001.
Pine Rest, one of the five
largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., has served the
greater Grand Rapids and national community for more than 100 years. It offers
a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization,
residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery,
extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as
specialized assessment and treatment clinics. In addition to the main campus in
Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations throughout Michigan
and two in Iowa.