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NYIT Offers Free Memory Screenings

Old Westbury, N.Y.  (November 7, 2011) – NYIT health profession and medical students will conduct free memory screenings on November 15 at Riland Academic Center, the Family Health Center of Central Islip and Gold Coast Public Library in Glen Head.

The confidential screenings are an initial step to discover if a person might have a memory problem.  Depending on results of a simple task and answers to a series of questions, test-takers may be advised to make an appointment with a doctor for a follow-up medical exam.  Memory problems can be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or a variety of other medical conditions, including nutritional deficiencies.
 
The screenings are part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.  Screenings at the Riland Center and the Central Islip site are available from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Gold Coast Library screenings are available from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
 
“Our memory screenings will provide community education for anyone concerned about memory, dementia, or Alzheimer’s,” said Tobi Abramson, director of NYIT’s Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics.  “They are free, painless, and a good step to take to promote successful aging.”
 
No registration is required for the screenings.
 
About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.
 
Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 89,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.
 
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