Participate in National Memory Screening Day
NASW is also pleased to support National Memory Screening Day, an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). The purpose of this annual observance--scheduled for November 18, 2008—is to promote early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and to encourage appropriate intervention for people affected by dementia. AFA collaborates with organizations and health care professionals—including social workers--to provide free, confidential memory screenings, as well as follow-up resources and educational materials to those concerned about memory loss, on National Memory Screening Day. AFA provides a resource packet, including sample screening tools, provider instructions, and publicity materials, to all participating sites. To find out how you or your organization can participate in memory screenings, or to find a site in your community to which you can refer clients.
2017 Update: AFA’s National Memory Screening Program