Studies show that many of the risk factors associated with cognitive impairment are controllable. However, some degree of forgetfulness can be expected at any age. It is very common, for instance, for elderly people to have difficulty recalling names. This is normal and is nothing more serious than just mild forgetfulness.
In addition to normal age-related changes, some individuals have mild cognitive impairment (MCI). MCI manifests itself as forgetfulness, impulsiveness, and poor judgment. People with this condition may feel depressed, anxious, lethargic, and irritable. MCI indicates a greater risk of developing dementia.
Dementia is a more serious cognitive disorder. People with dementia and other neurological diseases live with many of the above signs and symptoms. Later on, they are more likely to experience these at levels that interfere with daily life.
Age-related cognitive impairment is not inevitable. Science has repeatedly shown us that we can stop cognitive decline. If your adult or senior loved one is suffering from cognitive impairment, needs help, do contact us or walk in to see how we can help.
We at Haym Salomon Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn are experienced in treating and caring for people with neurological diseases leading to cognitive decline.