Do you know your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder? Here is a quick screen, so you can learn your risk factors and see what you can do to minimize your risk.

  • Do you have more memory lapses than you did five years ago?
  • Have you experienced sad moods for more than two weeks?
  • Have you had changes in your sleep habits?
  • Are you a smoker?
  • Do you have a first-degree relative (parent/brother/sister) with dementia or Down syndrome?
  • Have you ever had a head injury or loss of consciousness for more than 5 minutes?
  • Are you being treated for cholesterol problems, high blood pressure or diabetes?
  • Are you more than 20 percent over your ideal weight?
  • Do you have stress on a regular basis?
  • Could you have a vitamin deficiency (B12, thiamine) or thyroid disorder?
  • Are you over age 65?
Yes answers:
0-2: Minimal Risk
3-5: Moderate Risk
6-10: High risk

Determine which of your risk factors are modifiable and learn what you can do today to minimize your risk of getting dementia.

Find out more about memory loss at out Walk to Wellness Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Hartford HealthCare Wellness at Westfarms Rest and Relaxation lounge in the lower level of Westfarms mall, near Nordstrom. Patty O’Brian of the Center for Healthy Aging will discuss the normal levels of memory loss you can anticipate as you age. Registration is required: Please call 1.855.442.4373.

For more information about Alzheimer’s, visit The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging. Or contact one of the Center’s locations:

The Hospital of Central Connecticut at
Bradley Memorial
Toll Free: 800.273.0078
Phone: 860.276.5293

The Hospital of Central Connecticut at
New Britain General
Toll Free: 877.4AGING1
Phone: 860.224.5278

MidState Medical Center
Phone: 203.694.5721
Fax: 203.694.5910

Windham Hospital
Phone: 860.456.6784

Hartford Hospital
Phone: 860.696.5499
Fax: 860.972.3738

Hartford HealthCare Family Health Center: Bloomfield
Phone: 860.286.3236
Fax: 860.286.3239

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center: Vernon
Phone: 860.696.4623
Fax: 860.696.4624

Jefferson House
Phone: 860.666.7258
Fax: 860.667.4459

Center for Health Aging Main Phone (toll-free):