Farmingville, NY – Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine is informing Brookhaven veterans and their families they can receive free, confidential virtual memory screenings through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). The AFA wants veterans to know memory screenings are an important part of a good health and wellness routine for everyone, but especially for veterans, who may be at a higher risk of memory impairments because of their military experiences. This special initiative is part of the AFA National Memory Screening Program and is supported through a Suffolk County Marathon Grant.
“This is an important service to help the men and women who served our country. Just as we get regular screenings for other parts of our bodies, it’s important to get a checkup from the neck up too,” said AFA President & CEO Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. “AFA thanks Supervisor Romaine and the Town of Brookhaven for encouraging veterans to be proactive about their brain health by getting screened.”
“I want to thank the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America for providing this important service to our veterans and their families,” Supervisor Romaine said. “I strongly encourage those who are eligible to schedule an appointment.”
Memory screenings are quick, routine “healthy brain checkups” designed to gauge memory, thinking skills and other intellectual functions. They are currently conducted one on one with a qualified professional through secure video conference (i.e. FaceTime, Zoom). A smartphone, tablet or laptop with a webcam and Internet access is all that is needed. There are no minimum age or insurance prerequisites.
Veterans and their families can schedule a free memory screening by calling 866-232-8484 or visiting www.alzfdn.org.