Mild Cognitive Impairment Signals More Than Normal Aging

As we age, we can find ourselves forgetting a name or word or going into a room and forgetting why we are there. As we drive, we may have a moment of being unsure where we are or where we parked. But when should forgetting such things be of concern?

My latest monthly column for Gannett Newspapers discusses Mild Cognitive Impairment – also referred to as MCI. MCI is a term that has been used (and debated) in scientific and research circles for some time. It recently has become a more common term due to the United States’ aging demographics and media attention.

It is natural to question our own abilities or those of ones we love. If you have concerns, don’t panic or overreact. If symptoms are troublesome or increasing, take the time to investigate it further with your physician.

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