Free memory clinic to in Kelowna to help with research

Okanagan Clinical Trials is offering free memory assessments, giving you the ability to monitor your mental health as well as physical.

Are you concerned about your memory? We can help.

Okanagan Clinical Trials is offering free memory assessments, giving you the ability to monitor your mental health as closely as you do your physical health.

Individuals who have noticed memory issues and are concerned about its relation to Alzheimer’s disease are invited to participate in a free memory clinic where we will conduct industry standardized tests to evaluate and determine the presence or severity of any memory deficits.

“A very common concern among my patients aged 45 and older is a fear that they are losing their memory and may be on their way to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.,” said Dr. Paul Latimer, psychiatrist and principal investigator for Okanagan Clinical Trials.

“Although these are possibilities, some memory loss is common as we age and not associated with a degenerative dementia. This kind of memory loss is called benign and frequently reflects changes in an aging nervous system. In early stages, it can be difficult to differentiate between the various kinds of benign memory loss or the more ominous memory loss associated with dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease. With an aging population and numbers on the rise, it is very important for individuals to take an active role in their mental health.”

Okanagan Clinical Trials is a medical research company dedicated to finding new treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s. As a result of your participation in our memory clinic, you could be eligible, if interested, to take part in a clinical study offering access to newly available treatments for this condition.

Individuals interested in taking part in our free memory clinic should contact Dr. Kim Christie at drchristie@oktrials.ca  or 250-862-8141.

 

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