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November 13, 2007

Albany -- Alzheimer's is the seventh leading cause of death in America.

It will affect one in two Americans over the age of 85, and thousands more will be diagnosed at a much younger age.

To promote early detection, Easter Seals held free memory screening tests Tuesday in recognition of Alzheimer's Foundation of America's National Memory Screening Day.

"With our dementia and Alzheimer's numbers rising, it's imperative for loved ones to get their relatives screened if they believe there is a problem with memory. Early onset, finding it in the beginning, is so important for early intervention," said Easter Seals Southern Georgia Senior Solutions Supervisor Teresa Heard.

For information on how you or a loved one can participate in a memory screen test, you can call 229-439-7061.

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