Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

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MCI is a condition that includes issues associated with memory, judgment, language, and thinking.

Loss of memory is a common effect of aging. However, some people have memory problems due to a health condition called Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). People suffering from MCI have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Common Symptoms of MCI:

  • Forgetting things frequently

  • Difficulty with decision-making

  • Lack of judgment

  • Not able to remember important events

  • Language disturbance

  • Deterioration in visuospatial skills

Causes & Risk factors

It is not possible to find out the primary cause of mild cognitive impairment. However, the most common risk factors and causes for MCI are:

  • Increased age

  • Diabetes

  • Depression

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

Diagnosis & Treatment

There is no specific test to diagnosis MCI. Thus, your physician will have to make a decision based on the given information and noticeable symptoms. At present, there is no specific treatment for MCI, but new treatments developed for Alzheimer’s disease may be tested on MCI patients.

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