Riderwood Extended Care Neighborhood to Offer Free Memory Screening for Public on Tuesday, November 13

 SILVER SPRING, MD (October 16, 2012) -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America has selected Riderwood to be a host site for its Tuesday, November 13, National Memory Screening Day. As such, Riderwood, which is the nation's largest continuing care retirement community with nearly 3,000 residents, will play a key role in a national initiative to promote early detection and intervention for individuals concerned about memory loss, as well as to educate about successful aging. Riderwood social workers will conduct free memory screening for the general public from 10 am - 11:30am, and from 2pm - 4 pm, at the Renasissance Gardens extended care neighborhood  at Riderwood, 3160 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring. 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. A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a qualified physician or other healthcare professional. Riderwood encourages medical follow-up. Please contact Sharon Flowers-Williams at 301-572-8420 to register.