MILD COGNITIVE impairment can be called as an intermediate stage between expected cognitive decline of normal aging and serious decline of dementia. In MCI though memory and mental functions become weaker but still theses changes are not that severe and do not interfere with your day to day life. The problems that are associated with Mild Cognitive Impairment are memory, thinking, language and judgment. MCI can increase the risk of dementia in later stages of life.
Given below are some of the symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment, if any individual experiences these symptoms then you can say that he is suffering from Mild Cognitive Impairment.
The symptoms of Mild cognitive impairment are forgetting things more often, losing the thread of the conversation, movie or book, forgetting important events, confusion in finding one's way in familiar locations, and behavior whic is impulsive and shows poor judgment. These changes are so significant that your family members will be able to notice these changes in you. Some other symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment can be irritability, depression, aggression, apathy and anxiety.
Some of the medical conditions and factors that can lead to Mild Cognitive Impairment are smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, elevated cholesterol and lack of physical exercise. Individuals suffering with Mild Cognitive Impairment have high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Study suggests that about 6 to 15 percent of individuals suffering with Mild Cognitive Impairment develops dementia and most of them are men, as men are at a higher risk of developing MCI than women.
So far no medication or treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US - one of the major hubs for new medicines - but an active research is going on this subject. So, the treatment of Mild cognitive impairment is for improving symptoms such as depression, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure.
As such there are no medications for Mild Cognitive Impairment. So, doctors sometimes prefer to prescribe cholinesterase inhibitors, a drug which is basically approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, reported Mayoclinic.
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