UK HealthCare

Sanders-Brown Offers Free Memory Checks

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2009) – The University Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Foundation of America National Memory Screening Day (, will offer free memory check-ups at three Lexington locations on Nov. 17.

-- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Alzheimer's Clinic, 1030 S. Broadway

-- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, located within Kentucky Clinic at 740 S. Limestone

--10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m., UK HealthCare’s Polk Dalton Clinic, 217 Elm Tree Lane

"Because memory check-ups are not a formal part of the typical physical examination, our memory check-ups should be helpful to the community," said Deborah Danner, senior investigator, Alzheimer’s Disease Center Education and Information Core, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. "We hope that folks who think that they may be having problems will come to see us.” 

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. According to the Alzheimer's Association, every 70 seconds, someone in American develops Alzheimer's and 35 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's and dementia. According to the 2009 World Alzheimer Report, released from Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), the number of people with Alzheimer's is expected to nearly double every 20 years, to 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050.

No appointments are necessary and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call Roberta Davis at (859) 323-6316 or