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Mild cognitive impairment

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a diagnosis given to people who are having problems with their memory (or cognitive impairments) that aren't expected at their current age group. It is generally considered as a transitional stage that at some point may very well lead on to a type of dementia. For example, although MCI can present with a variety of symptoms, when memory loss is the predominant cognitive impairment this is frequently seen as a risk factor for the development of Alzheimers disease in later years.

It has been suggested that individuals tend to progress to probable Alzheimers disease at a rate of 10-15% per year. When other cognitive impairments are present besides memory loss, it is believed that these cases are more likely to convert to other dementias (e.g. dementia with Lewy bodies).

This isn't to mean that if you suffer some memory loss in your life that you have possible MCI, this can occur to us all at some time or another, due to stress, anxiety, depression or physical illness. A doctor will have to perform a variety of tests before a successful diagnosis of MCI can be made.

Here at Scimitar Care Hotels PLC we are aware of the issues of MCI, experience and studies also suggest that if caught early enough, MCI can be managed in such a way that the conditions can be improved or at least remain stable and therefore not develop into dementia. We try to help those with MCI by promoting well being in our residents, ensuring that they at least try and perform some light exercise or complete crossword puzzles or other games as these have been shown in studies to help combat the onset of dementia. With dutiful care and attention we hope to help all our residents enjoy the latter years of life.

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