Mild Cognitive Impairment: The Facts
At Senior Living Residences we have 30 years’ experience working with seniors with varying stages of memory loss – from the simple forgetfulness of normal aging, to Mild Cognitive Impairment where subtle but measurable symptoms of cognitive decline start to appear, to diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease.
We understand how the diagnosis and subsequent fear of cognitive decline impacts individuals and families. Many of us at Senior Living Residences have dealt with this in our own lives with loved ones coping with memory loss. Being armed with information and facts is one way to deal with this process in a more productive and hopeful way. That’s why we have created this Guide to Mild Cognitive Impairment. (You may also be interested in our Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease).
This collection of informative articles and FAQs can serve as a starting point and will answer many of your basic questions about early memory loss and Mild Cognitive Impairment. The information is a compilation from various sources, including three resources we consider among the best at providing easy-to-understand information about complex medical issues – The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Mayo Clinic.
Please peruse the articles and follow up with any of our Executive Directors should you have additional questions.
What is MCI?
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) causes a noticeable decline in cognitive abilities. It is often, but not always, a precursor to developing Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.
Mild Cognitive Impairment FAQ
What are the symptoms of MCI? Can this memory loss be reversed? Does everyone with MCI eventually develop Alzheimer’s disease? We have answers to these questions and more.
Additional Family Resources
This guide is updated often based on your input! Email us your suggestions.