Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) causes a slight yet detectable and quantifiable decrease in intellectual capacities, including memory and thinking skills. A man with MCI is at an expanded danger of adding to Alzheimer's or another dementia. But few individuals with mild cognitive impairment never get worse, and a few eventually get better.
Forgetting things more often, Forgetting important events such as appointments or any social engagements, Anxiety, You feel increasingly overwhelmed by making decisions, planning steps to accomplish a task or interpreting instructions, Irritability and aggression, Start to have trouble finding your way around familiar environments, Depression, Irritability and aggression, Apathy.
Some drugs may impair memory, especially in the elderly. Examples of these drugs are Valium, Ativan, Benadryl, Tylenol PM and Advil PM that contain Benadryl, Cogentin and many others. A careful assessment of medications is essential.Other potential causes for memory impairment, such as vitamin deficiencies or thyroid disease, may be discovered and treated in the evaluation.