Free memory screenings for potential Alzheimer's patients to be held Thursday at Visiting Angels in Palm Coast

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Medwin Nazif, shown here in this pose with members of the Visiting Angels of Palm Coast, is director/co-owner of the organization and he's president of the Alzheimer’s Resource Council of Flagler County. 

PALM COAST -- Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior with symptoms usually developing slowly and worsening over time. 

Such symptoms can become severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases, with the majority of people diagnosed being 65 years old and older.

But there is help. The Alzheimer’s Resource Council is offering a free memory screening at Visiting Angels in Palm Coast from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

Attendees are asked to make an appointment by calling 386-446-7874. The screening will be held at Visiting Angels in Palm Coast, located at 185 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite No. 5 (across from Walmart).

“Memory screenings are important in detecting Alzheimer’s early,” said Medwin Nazif, president of The Alzheimer’s Resource Council and director/co-owner of Visiting Angels. “The screenings are open to anyone with memory issues.”

Medwin Nazif of the Visiting Angels of Palm Coast, Fl / Headline Surfer®“Memory screenings are important in detecting Alzheimer’s early,” said Medwin Nazif, president of The Alzheimer’s Resource Council and director/co-owner of Visiting Angels. “The screenings are open to anyone with memory issues.”

The Alzheimer’s Resource Council of Flagler County, a 501C3 non-profit organization, was established in September 2008 for the purpose of providing services and support to Flagler County residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. 

Since October 2008, the council has conducted support groups for patients and caregivers. These groups are facilitated by master level social workers who have knowledge and expertise with both memory disorders and the challenges of being a caregiver. It also sponsors educational workshops.

Presenters from many different backgrounds share information through the Alzheimer’s Resource Council of Flagler County, which in turn helps families develop plans and techniques to better care for themselves as well as their loved ones. 

Did You Know?

Visiting Angels was founded by Medwin Nazif and Stephanie Kirejevas in 2003. Nazif has served on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association for several years and currently serves on the board of the Alzheimer's Resource Council, which he co-founded. He is also a founder of the "Serving Our Seniors" networking group that educates and shares resources for the senior population.
Visiting Angels is a senior home care company that assists families in St. Johns, Volusia and Flagler Counties with all their senior home care service needs such as respite care for caregivers, general companionship, and care for individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia.
 
Visiting Angels is located at 185 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite No. 5, in Palm Coast. They can be reached at 386-446-7848 or online at http://www.visitingangels.com/palmcoast/home or https://www.facebook.com/VisitingAngelsofNEFL.
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