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Introduction: Services for Everyone

Memory is a man’s real possession…In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.

~Alexander Smith (1830 – 1867)

Photo of an elderly couple running with young girlAs we age, we recognize the importance of maintaining our quality of life. An active and healthy mind is central to doing just that. Unfortunately, our health care system does not emphasize the systematic preservation of our brain functioning. MARS Memory-Health Network does.

Recently, there have been significant changes in the battle against memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. New medications are on the market and the earlier one begins to use them, the more effective the treatment. One study showed that beginning treatment early resulted in about a six to eight-year delay in admissions to nursing homes (Lopez et al., 2008). Unfortunately, our current medical system is not designed to identify memory loss at the earliest stages of memory disorders. MARS Memory-Health Network provides the services necessary for helping you maintain your brain functioning as long as possible, and to help with the early detection of memory loss, should it occur.