According to dailycaring.com, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a middle stage between the occasional forgetfulness of normal aging and the serious cognitive decline of dementia.
Someone with mild cognitive impairment could experience these symptoms:
- Forgetting recent events or repeating the same question
- Forgetting important events like appointments or social events
- Being very easily distracted, losing their train of thought, or losing the thread of conversations, books, or movies
- Feeling increasingly overwhelmed by decision-making, planning, or understanding instructions
- Taking much longer than usual to find the right word for something
- Starting to have trouble finding their way around familiar places
- Becoming more impulsive or showing increasingly poor judgment
- Difficulty judging distances or navigating stairs
- Family and friends noticing any of these changes
Anxiety and depression may also play a part in mild cognitive impairment. For more information on this topic, click on the following link: Mild Cognitive Impairment
Whether it’s MCI or a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s / Dementia, Covenant Caregivers is here to lend a helping hand. Call us to find out what our caregivers can do to assist a loved one struggling with memory issues.