October 10, 2015 – Mild Memory and Thinking Issues: What Helps, What Doesn’t?
For up to one in five American senior citizens – those age 65 and older – aging brings memory and thinking problems – along with the embarrassment of not being as “sharp” as we once were, and the frantic worry that it will get much worse.
They might just call it “getting older”. But officially, when memory or cognitive problems don’t interfere significantly with daily living, doctors call them “mild cognitive impairment,” or MCI.
What can be done to prevent or slow MCI? And how much should seniors fear that their thinking or memory problems will get much worse?