Emphasize memory-health rather than memory-loss. One of the advantages of a MARS Memory Check-Up is that doing the evaluation does not mean that you have a problem, just like going to the doctor for a regular physical does not mean you have a problem. For this reason, we encourage friends and family members to begin the process by setting the example that a memory check-up is simply a smart way to routinely monitor your brain’s health. Such testing is not an admission that you have a problem. Many of our clients have set appointments for themselves and their spouse to demonstrate proactive health, rather than reactive fear.
Although it can be a challenge sometimes to get someone the help they need, rest assured that the MARS staff understands the challenges involved for older individuals with memory loss. We help our clients feel comfortable, relaxed, and at ease while they are with us. We are happy to talk to your friend or loved one at any time about memory-loss and memory-health.