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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Roper St. Francis Healthcare offers free memory assessment screening - participating in leading national studies to fight Alzheimer’s disease

The Roper St. Francis Research and Innovation Center is offering free memory assessments as part of its ongoing work to battle Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, an estimated 100,000 South Carolinians are living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Today, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said doctors had diagnosed her with early-stage dementia and "probably Alzheimer's disease.” Justice O'Connor was the first woman to be appointed to the high court. She retired in 2006.

The Roper St. Francis Research and Innovation Center has a research team that gives patients access to cutting edge international research studies and treatment options in Charleston.

To schedule a free memory assessment, patients can call (843) 724-2302.

For the media: The link below contains two downloadable soundbites of Abigail O’Connell, Alzheimer’s Researcher at Roper St. Francis Healthcare. 

About Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Roper St. Francis cares for more Lowcountry families than any other healthcare provider in our area. As Charleston’s only private, not-for-profit hospital system, our mission is simple: Healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence.

Throughout our entire 150 year history, people have trusted the name Roper St. Francis. Anchored by Roper Hospital Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital , our 671-bed health system includes more than 110 facilities and doctors' offices conveniently located throughout our region. Our fourth flagship hospital, Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital, is under construction and will open in summer 2019 in Berkeley County.


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