A pharmaceutical professional with nearly 30 years of experience in administrative management and sales, Ellen Scharaga continues to streamline operational processes and support healthcare institutions in their efforts to provide high-quality care throughout Melville, New York, and surrounding areas. In support of further medical breakthroughs, Ellen Scharaga is also an active benefactor of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and degenerative condition that affects as many as 5.1 million Americans and results in symptoms such as short-term memory loss, impaired cognitive and language skills, and behavioral changes. Its symptoms can be easily misinterpreted as “normal aging,” but early detection is instrumental in optimizing treatments.
To help address this problem, since 2003 the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has sponsored the National Memory Screening initiative, coordinating with healthcare providers and organizations nationwide to provide memory screenings, as well as information about Alzheimer’s symptoms and treatment options. Screenings are free and confidential and can be completed in an average of 5 to 10 minutes. Participating sites throughout New York and the rest of the nation will hold National Memory Screening Day on Nov. 14, 2014, in support of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and the AFA’s ongoing efforts.