Columbus Memory Center project announced

(Source: WTVM)
(Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Another ground-breaking project is coming to Columbus.

This news comes after the Mayor announces a local initiative to combat memory loss.

The Columbus Memory Center will help fight Alzheimer's and make Columbus the world's first city to screen every senior citizen for memory loss.

Through this project, people ages 65 and older will be able to get a free memory screening test.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson saying she believes the project will be the cornerstone of memory loss prevention research and local doctors agree.

"This is a revolution at care and because we can look into the brain painlessly we can see those that may be getting it down the road, and treat them before they ever know it's a symptom. What a blessing," said Dr. Jonathan Liss.

Alzheimers affects one out of every nine people above the age of 65.

Up until the last decade, there was very little knowledge about the disease.

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