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'Behind the Blue': Recognizing Dementia Warning Signs During the Holidays

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2018) The holidays offer the opportunity to reunite with seldom-seen relatives. Family gatherings often bring people together over traditional foods, activities and recollections of the past. If you notice memory changes in your older family members, how do you know whether what you're seeing is just part of getting older or something more serious? 

According to Kelly Parsons of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky, there's a fine line between normal brain aging and dementia.

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” Parsons joins us to provide tips on warning signs and what to do when you worry that grandma or grandpa might have Alzheimer's, plus advice on making the holidays less stressful for everyone when someone with Alzheimer's is on the guest list.

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