Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment
Posted: in Caregiving , Healthy Living , Alzheimer's and Dementia
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) affects approximately 15-20% of people age 65 or older, with a slight but noticeable decline in memory and thinking skills beyond what is expected with normal aging.
MCI is not severe enough to be diagnosed as dementia.
Cognitive impairment can have many causes, and MCI is sometimes mistakenly diagnosed. For example, some medications can cause cognitive impairment, which could be resolved with a change in said medication.
Thus, people experiencing cognitive changes should seek help as soon as possible for diagnosis and possible treatment.
An MCI diagnosis will often lead many older adults and their loved ones to wonder what to expect and whether the condition is reversible.
As your partner in care, At Your Side is here to support your journey with MCI through education and specialized in-home care.
With this in mind, At Your Side Created the “About Mild Cognitive Impairment” video.
In this 20-minute video, you will learn more about:
- How risk factors for MCI are the same as those for dementia
- Hallmarks of MCI
- What the journey ahead might include
- Effective home care strategies