Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Mild cognitive impairment


August 25, 2023

Caring for an individual with memory problems can be difficult and stressful. What is mild cognitive impairment? Usually this signifies change in cognition (memory and the ability to understand one’s world), essentially the way a person thinks. Cognition includes memory and the ability to understand one’s world.

Symptoms of MCI:

• Depression

• Difficulty forming short-term memories

• Difficulty communicating complete thoughts

• Easily distracted

• Forgetfulness

• Inability to concentrate

• Mental fog, confusion

Diagnosing MCI

Most people see a physician when some changes in cognition are obser...

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