USF Health offers free screenings Nov. 13 for National Memory Screening Day

Tampa, FL (Oct. 31, 2007) –- The University of South Florida Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine will offer free, confidential memory screenings, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the USF Memory Disorder Clinic, 3515 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa. The screenings are part of USF Health’s events for National Memory Screening Day.

In addition, the following two community lectures will be presented Nov. 13 in the same building as the clinic:

• 11 a.m. to Noon — “Mind Calming Strategies for Caregivers,” by Linda Rodriguez, international field experience counselor, USF College of Public Health

• 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
— “Where Did I Leave My Keys? Strategies to Improve Your Memory,” by Ofelia Granadillo, MSW, community educator, USF Memory Disorder Clinic

Hearing/sensory testing and blood pressure checks will also be available, and light refreshments will be served.

The event is sponsored by USF Health and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. The USF Memory Disorder Clinic is one of 15 state-designated memory disorder clinics across Florida.

For more information, call (813) 974-6967. No appointments are needed for the screenings.

– USF Health –

USF Health is dedicated to creating a model of health care based on understanding the full spectrum of health. It includes the University of South Florida’s colleges of medicine, nursing, and public health; the schools of biomedical sciences as well as physical therapy & rehabilitation sciences; and the USF Physicians Group. With $308 million in research funding last year, USF is one of the nation’s top 63 public research universities and one of Florida’s top three research universities.