Brain Check-Up

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What is a Brain Check-Up?

Brain Check-Ups are suspended due to the Coronavirus at this time.

A Brain Check-Up, sometimes called a Memory Screen, is three short activities that test how different parts of your brain are functioning. It is not a diagnostic tool, but it is sensitive enough to detect subtle changes in memory and cognition.

We recommend that everyone over the age of 60 gets a Brain Check-Up annually. This is a great way to get a baseline—even if you are not having any concerns!  Call ADRC 920-448-4300 for more information.

What do I do with the results?

With your consent, we are able to fax the results to your doctor. This can be a great way to keep a baseline, even if you do not have any concerns.

If your results do show concerns, faxing them to your doctor can be a great conversation starter to bring up your concerns. A result of concern does not automatically mean an irreversible, permanent dementia. Your screener will go through some educational material during this appointment on the potential causes of symptoms, warning signs, and how to keep your brain active and healthy. 

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Stay Educated!

After each Brain Check-Up, customers are educated on other potential causes of dementia-like symptoms, the 10 warning signs, and activities for better brain health. You can also get information on where to go for further testing if needed or more general information about dementia.

Brain Check-Ups are a free service offered by ADRC.    Call us to make an appointment at 920-448-4300.

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List of sources for donating equipment you have or to purchase used equipment.  Examples are assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.  If you need to explore more options call the ADRC at 920-448-4300 for assistance.

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aspiroinc.org. 920-498-2599, 1673 Dousman Str., Green Bay, WI Agency serving individuals with disabilities.  Services such as early intervention, employment, and day services, and more.

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www.wearecp.org. 920-337-1122, 2801 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI  Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information.

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curativeconnections.org. 920-468-1161, 2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay, WI  A wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation and more.

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Optionsil.org. 920-590-0500, 555 Country Club Road, Green Bay, WI Disability showcase model home and office.  Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment.  Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral.

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