Dr. Katy Brodski-Quigley
Katy Brodski-Quigley is a Family Medicine physician from Massachusetts, USA. She studied medicine in Albany Medical College, NY, and UMass Family Medicine Residency, MA. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Health Education from Boston University. Currently, she practices Telemedicine and participates in several Medical Education projects, including 5-Minute Medical Consult and The Core Content Review of Family Medicine.
The holidays are meant to be fun and festive: marked by delicious and hearty meals, good cheer and most of all, family and friends. If there’s any time of year when clans big or small reunite, it’s during the holiday season. While family reunions are cause alone for celebration, it’s important to keep safety and health in mind, especially when it comes to older adults.
Forgetting a recent conversation or grasping for the right word while talking can be quite common: we’re only human after all, and our minds and memories are fallible. But when those incidents of forgetfulness or disorientation become more frequent, there may be cause for concern.