Mobile Memory Screening
A novel approach to creating awareness and detecting dementia early!-An outreach program of Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer’s
Mobile Memory Screening Unit
It is common to seek medical attention for physical discomforts. However, very little attention is given to mental problems. People hesitate in seeking help from psychiatric clinics and mental health institutions due to the fear and stigma attached to mental illnesses. Problems such as memory loss are ignored as a sign of increasing age and help is sought only when the condition has reached a more advanced stage.
Hence to identify memory loss at an early stage, people should be encouraged to undergo screening and this service needs to be made available in a non threatening atmosphere, in the comfort of their community set up. Hence the mobile memory screening service was conceptualized to provide awareness and screening services for people in their community settings.
The objective of this screening unit is to detect dementia early and to provide further help and assistance for persons found positive through the screening, and also to provide memory screening services to elderly persons (high risk age group for Dementia) at their doorstep in a comfortable atmosphere.
Any group of elders or youngsters (minimum 20,) who wish to know about dementia can call 9342730936 and/or 080-42426565 and fix for a program. These services are absolutely free of cost.