Mild Cognitive Impairment

Definition

Mild cognitive impairment–amnestic type (MCI-AT) is mild, repeated memory loss. It lies between the normal memory loss of aging and the more serious conditions of dementia and Alzheimer's disease . MCI-AT only involves problems with memory. People with MCI-AT who are over age 65 have a higher chance of developing dementia and Alzheimer's. However, many people with MCI-AT never develop these disorders. Some even return to normal.
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Medications

Researchers are currently studying the effects that several medications may have on slowing cognitive decline. These include:

Causes

The causes are not clear. However, genetic factors may be a cause.

Medications

Researchers are currently studying the effects that several medications may have on slowing cognitive decline. These include:

Risk Factors

MCI-AT is more common in people who 65 years and older. Other factors that may increase your chance of developing MCI-AT include:Research also suggests that these may be risk factors for MCI-AT:
  • Smoking
  • Lack of social contact
  • Low educational level
  • Excessive response to stress
  • Poor nutrition and lack of vitamins
  • Exposure to toxins

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