Public is Invited to Join Riderwood Residents and Staff in November 2 Mini Walk to End Alzheimer's and Also in Free November 15 Memory Screenings

Public is Invited to Join Riderwood Residents and Staff In November 2 Mini Walk to End Alzheimer's and to Also Participate in Free November 15 Memory Screening at Silver Spring Campus SILVER SPRIING, MD (October 19, 2011) - Riderwood retirement community will hold a mini Walk to End Alzheimer's on Wednesday, November 2, at 2 p.m.,  and the public is invited to join residents and staff for it at the campus, which is located at 3140 Gracefield Road in Silver Spring, MD. Walkers will start in the Lakeside Commons lounge area and walk inside to Riderwood's extended care neighborhood, Renaissance Gardens.  There will be refreshments, information, and forget-me-nots for all to fill out in honor, or in memory of, loved ones with Alzheimer's.  Everyone is encouraged to wear purple.  To sign up call 301-572-8420. The public is also invited to participate in free memory screening at Riderwood on Tuesday, November 15.  The Alzheimer's Foundation of America will hold a National Memory Screening Day at Riderwood to promote early detection and intervention. Riderwood social workers and speech therapists will conduct free memory screenings on November 15, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.,  and from 1p.m. - 3 p.m. in Renaissance Gardens and in the Private Dining Room in Montgomery Station.  Results will be given to each participant along with a letter to give to their physician so they can discuss the results and to help the individual understand the finding. Call 301-572-8420 to reserve a time slot and location. According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and as many as 10 million family caregivers. Riderwood is a Silver Sponsor of the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, November 5, in Washington, D.C.