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LSU Eunice to Host Memory Screening

The public is invited to LSU Eunice on November 13 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for National Memory Screening Day 2012 in the campus' Community Education Building.

The event will provide free, confidential memory screenings and will help to educate the public about memory concerns and dementia. Appointments are not needed. Interested parties can arrive anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Screenings take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

According to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, memory screenings make sense for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning sign of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; or who believe they are at risk due to a family history of Alzheimer's disease or a related illness.

Screenings also are appropriate for anyone who does not have a concern right now, but who wants to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons.

Local pharmacist Charles Feucht has joined with the LSU Eunice nursing students and the university's Office of Continuing Education to host the event and will provide participants with valuable information aiding in their understanding of the disease.

"The screenings which will take place at this community service event will go a long way in detecting those irreversible forms of dementia allowing for early intervention and treatment," said Feucht. "It will also result in the education of future caregivers who may suddenly be faced having to deal with the difficult situations that this disease presents."

The event will take place in the new Community Education Building on the west side of campus near the athletic fields.Parking is available.

For more information, please contact Feucht at 457-4604 or LSU Eunice Continuing Education at 550-1390.



November 8, 2012