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10 Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s And Birding On Black Friday, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, as an alternative to the indoor shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday, a movement called “hashtag opt outside” urges people to get closer to parks, trails, community areas and the joy of being outdoors on that particular day. Randy Yohe took full advantage of the Friday alternative, going on a Blackwater Falls State Park birding hike.

Also, in this show, throughout the year, News Director Eric Douglas has been reporting on caring for older parents in a series of stories called “Getting Into Their Reality: Caring for Aging Parents.” Coming into the holidays, when families come together, it might be a good time to pay attention to the signs of the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Douglas spoke with Teresa Morris, program director for the West Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, who outlined the 10 signs to look for.

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Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.

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