Should I Have a Memory Screening?

If you have noticed a change in your memory such as difficulty performing a familiar task, repeating questions or saying the same thing over and over or perhaps you recently got lost walking or driving, then you should have a memory screening.  Another reason to have a memory screening is if you believe you may be at risk due to a family history of Alzheimer's Disease.  A Memory Screening usually takes less than an hour and is performed by many in the healthcare profession such as physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and physicians assistants to name a few.  The screening includes a series of questions and or tasks, which are designed to test your memory, thinking process and language skills.   You may also want to have a screening just to see how your memory is now, this may help in the future.