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Experts say seeing family at holidays may be opportunity to spot signs of Alzheimer’s
DENVER -- Spotting the signs of Alzheimer’s could be especially important during the holidays. The Alzheimer’s Association says seeing family members for the first time in months or even a year can make the changes that come with the brain disease more obvious. Jim Herlihy with the Alzheimer’s Association in Denver says changes linked to Alzheimer’s happen incrementally. In fact, the disease can take up to 20 years to progress before it’s diagnosed. At a certain point those changes become evident and that’s when Herlihy says family members and friends start to notice.