November 21, 2007
The holidays are special times that bring together family and friends who may not have seen each other in months.
It's also this time of year that many adult children notice changes in their senior loved ones.
Sometimes if grandma is a little forgetful or asks the same question twice, it just might be old age.
But, a growing number of these mishaps are actually the beginning signs of Alzheimer's.
"Maybe you've just had a conversation about another sibling or something and ten minutes later mom or dad will start the same conversation again as though it never happened," said Ellen Phipps with the Alzheimer's Association.
Experts say if you notice any of these changes in your loved one, the first step is to set up an appointment with a doctor.