Fundació ACE promotes free memory checks via video call
Fundació ACE has set up a free telematic service for reviewing the report. The organization, which has already reviewed the report of more than 3,500 people in its facilities free of charge, has studied and implemented the option of passing the same test through a video call. The neuropsychology team of Fundación ACE will administer the test to the people who request their memory review.
Any person over 50 years old can request their own memory check-up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 93 430 47 20.
"Confinement and the current situation of exceptionality can cause stress and emotions that make us worry about our cognitive performance", says Dr. Benaque, general director of Fundació ACE. "That is why we offer the possibility of free memory checks, to detect early deterioration, if any, and to offer peace of mind to people who are concerned about their memory".
A project for early detection
The Open Day project, which began in 2008, emphasizes the importance of promoting early diagnosis of memory loss. With this initiative, the entity aims to focus on the early detection of the disease, when it is still possible to intervene in the progression of Alzheimer's in the short and medium term.
In the last year alone, a total of 402 people have been treated in the Foundation's Diagnostic Unit - made up of neurologists, neuropsychologists and psychologists - as part of the scheduled free visits, a figure that doubles the number of memory checks carried out in 2018, a total of 196.
The people who have come to Fundació ACE for free memory checks have received a full assessment of their cognitive performance: in 2019, 7% had no impairment and 45% had a subjective cognitive impairment -that is, they have the feeling that their cognitive functions have deteriorated, but their performance on neuropsychological tests is within the normal range-.
Taking care of our memory, a priority
Faced with a disease for which there is currently no cure and which affects more and more people, making a diagnosis of dementia in mild stages, when there is still time to act, is a priority for both society and Fundació ACE. It is with this aim that initiatives such as the Open Days are promoted.
Fundació ACE has been carrying out free memory tests for the last 12 years to encourage these reviews and put them into practice, as they are aware of the need to carry out memory studies in order to find out about people's cognitive performance and detect any deterioration.
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