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Alzheimer’s & Brain Health Screening: Birmingham Art Fair

By September 7, 2022No Comments

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“Health screenings for the body give us peace of mind, so why not keep a check on our brain health? Visit us at Birmingham Art Fair 2022 for Brain Health & Alzheimer Screenings.”

Introduction:

Interestingly, while many of us make an effort to undergo regular health screenings for conditions that affect our body’s function, we frequently fail to examine the most vital organ — our brain. Brain health is literally the most important aspect of a human being. According to statistics, approximately 6.5 million people aged 65 and above in the United States are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease.

The brain plays a critical role in every aspect of our lives, including our ability to think, feel, and remember things. Having a functional brain and keeping it healthy throughout our lives is critical for long-term health. Brain diseases and conditions are the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death worldwide. Stroke and dementia are two of the most common causes of neurological disorders that result in disability.

Many Preventive Alzheimer’s Research Studies have potentially changed the way how we diagnose and treat these conditions. Continue reading to learn more about Revival’s preventive Alzheimer’s research that aims to help those with neurological disorders that mostly affect our aging population. You can get yourself screened for Alzheimer’s and Brain Health screening at the Birmingham Art Fair 2022.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes brain shrinkage (atrophy). It is the most common cause of dementia. It is defined as a progressive decline in thinking, behavioral, and social skills that impairs one’s ability to function independently. This condition is known to affect their ability to converse and respond to their surroundings.

Alzheimer’s disease affects parts of the brain that regulate thought, memory, and language. It can seriously impair a person’s ability to perform daily tasks.

Changes in the brain begin years before the first symptoms appear. Early symptoms include forgetting recent events and interactions, as well as difficulties adjusting to new situations. The symptoms worsen as the disease progresses.

Why is Early Detection Essential?

The brain is one of the most vital organs of our body. Memory screening, like keeping track of vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, should also be a part of your health regimen.

Early detection qualifies people for a broader range of Clinical Trials, which advances research into the condition and increases healthcare benefits. It is especially important for people who are at risk of developing dementia or are 65 years or older. Memory screening determines whether further diagnostic testing is required or not. It allows you and your doctor to be proactive about your brain health.

About Memory Screening:

A memory screening is done to determine whether you are at risk for memory or other cognitive disorders. It usually consists of a series of questions or tasks designed to assess memory, reasoning, language skills, and intellectual functions. It usually takes about ten to forty minutes.

From the perspective of a caregiver, they must have a thorough understanding of the condition. This would help them provide the best care for their loved ones while keeping a closer eye on their mental health.

Significance of an Early Alzheimer’s Screening:

Alzheimer’s disease worsens gradually over time. Alzheimer’s disease progresses at different rates. This includes mild Alzheimer’s, when symptoms first appear, to severe Alzheimer’s, when individuals are entirely dependent on others for care.

Early memory screening can initially provide a baseline score for future testing. A subsequent diagnosis may help with anxiety in those who suspect their memory loss is the result of dementia. Thyroid dysfunction, vitamin deficiency, depression, lack of sleep, dehydration, and medication side effects, can impact one’s memory and cognition.

On the other hand, early detection and its knowledge allow you to take charge of your brain health. It can also help you make the necessary lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, that may impact your memory. Furthermore, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), “Early detection of mild Alzheimer’s disease may afford a person the opportunity to benefit from treatments that may slow the changes in memory and thinking skills.”

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, there are several medications available to treat the disease, as well as coping strategies to manage behavioral symptoms. Treatment initiated early on before the disease progresses may help preserve daily functioning for a period of time. Most medications are effective in the early or middle stages of a disease.

Brain Health & Alzheimer’s Disease Screening:

Revival Research Institute is conducting a Clinical Research Study on an investigational drug that may be able to prevent Alzheimer’s symptoms from developing by removing Amyloid plaques. Participants will go through a screening process that includes blood tests to prequalify for the Preventive Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trial.

The screening is free and lasts for approximately 20-30 minutes. Furthermore, our research team will most likely ask you questions about the changes you’ve noticed, as well as a few questions about your family history and mental health to help with the screening process.

The Alzheimer’s Screening Test involves taking blood samples to look for Tau protein, which if present at high levels confirms the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Other specific biomarkers are also being researched.

The process is pretty smooth and our research staff is available at all times to answer any questions you may have.

Brain Health & Alzheimer’s Disease Screening at the Birmingham Art Fair:

Common Ground’s Birmingham Art Fair 2022, formerly known as Art In the Park, will return to the streets in 2022 for its 48th edition. The event is a fundraiser for the non-profit Common Ground. This year, the event will take place from Saturday, September 17 to Sunday, September 18.

The annual art fair will be held in and around Shain Park in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Michigan. Shain Park is surrounded by convenient parking for artists and fairgoers. The easy access to downtown Birmingham’s many unique stores and fabulous restaurants makes it popular with affluent shoppers and residents throughout Oakland County and beyond.

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Information about the Birmingham Art Fair 2022:

The Birmingham Art Fair will feature over 150 artists from across the country displaying their handmade artwork in ceramics, painting, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, wood, and other mediums. This exceptional event serves as a major fundraiser for Common Ground, Oakland County’s nonprofit agency that provides emergency assistance to families in crisis. It also provides an opportunity for organizations like Revival to assist in spreading awareness about Brain Health & Alzheimer’s to communities.

Common Ground is a non-profit crisis intervention organization that serves Oakland County youth, adults, and families in need. As its primary fundraiser, the agency hosts the Birmingham Art Fair (also known as Art in the Park) every year.

We’re Going to Be at Common Ground’s:

The Common Ground Birmingham Art Fair 2022 provides an incredible opportunity to experience and appreciate the rich cultural diversity. This cultural fair will feature the Revival Research Institute in collaboration with Eli Lilly. For those interested in learning more about their brain health and their risk for Alzheimer’s, we will be holding an Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Screening at the Birmingham Art Fair. We strongly encourage everyone to attend this event and visit us.

We are conducting a Clinical Research Study on an investigational drug that may be able to relieve Alzheimer’s symptoms by removing Amyloid plaques. Participants will go through a screening process that includes blood tests to prequalify for the Clinical Trial.

The Alzheimer’s Screening Test involves taking blood samples to look for Tau protein. Which if present at high levels confirms the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Other specific biomarkers are also being researched.

Don’t forget to get yourself and your loved ones screened for Alzheimer’s at Birmingham Art Fair. Preserve your priceless moments amid all the festivities and entertaining activities while participating in the community screening event that could impact lives! Participate in the Revival Research Institute and Eli Lilly’s Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Screening initiative to give back to the community.

The Takeaway:

Early detection is very important for slowing and preventing many future health problems. The health of our brain is no exception.

Alzheimer’s disease is commonly caused by age, but it is not the only cause. Although seniors are at a higher risk of memory loss and are thus more frequently screened during wellness check-ups. Anyone of any age can be screened for Alzheimer’s.

Revival Research Institute will be screening and monitoring brain health at Common Ground’s Birmingham Art Fair. The tests will assess the brain’s working memory, long-term memory, attention, and executive function, allowing primary care physicians to detect brain diseases like Alzheimer’s earlier.

Dr. Anusia Thourani

Author Dr. Anusia Thourani

Dr. Anusia is a Dentist and currently working as a Recruitment Associate at Revive Research Institute. Her cheerful personality and enthusiasm for her work in this organization make her a great part of our team.

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