Just a Minute of Information on… Mild Cognitive Impairments.

By Robert Elmer III on January 25, 2017 in Uncategorized
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It’s hard for me to have a conversation with anyone these days without hearing about someones “Senior moments.”  I want you to know that those senior moments are perfectly normal. As I’m sure you’ve heard many times, it’s not forgetting where the care keys are, it’s forgetting what the car keys are for. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be paying attention when these lapses occur because they could be leading to what are known as Mild Cognitive Impairments or MCI’s. According to the Mayo Clinic, MCI’s occur in that place between those senior moments and before the development of Alzheimer’s and nearly 50% of the population at age 85 suffer from them. Now the good news is that those that do suffer from MCI’s don’t always develop Alzheimer’s and MCI’s, unlike dementia, doesn’t really impact your daily life in a serious way. As I said, pay attention because although not every person with MCI’s develops Alzheimer’s there’s not one person with Alzheimer’s that didn’t suffer from MCI’s.  Questions? Email me at repe@careforcaregivers.org.

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