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Holidays Offer Opportunity for Families to Watch for Signs of Alzheimer’s

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December 23, 2013 — By Kristyn Estes and Sarah Holst

An occasional memory lapse, a mistake balancing the checkbook, momentary confusion about the day or date:  none of these behaviors are particularly alarming as just normal signs of aging.  Yet when the memory lapses begin to disrupt daily life, when even small problems seem insurmountable and when confusion about time and place becomes the rule rather than the exception, the condition might involve something more than a behavioral fluke.

Louise Thompson is with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter, and she visited Lakeshore News Tonight to talk with Kristyn Estes about some of the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.  The organization suggests that holidays offer a time for seasons gatherings that allow families to monitor their aging members for changes in normal daily functions that could be related to the disease.



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