What is Mild Cognitive Decline?
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a mental function impairment that occurs between the typical decline of aging and the more serious decline of dementia. Memory, language, thinking, and judgment problems are all common symptoms. These deteriorations are more pronounced than normal aging-related deficits. They are, however, rarely severe enough to interfere with daily activities.
Because the cause of MCI is unknown, prevention focuses on making lifestyle choices that aid mental attention. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are more likely among people who have Cognitive Decline. The NIH National Institute on Aging (https://www.alzheimers.gov/alzheimers-dementias/mild-cognitive-impairment) states that “Roughly one to two out of 10 people age 65 or older with MCI are estimated to develop dementia over a one-year period.”
Mild Cognitive Decline has a number of factors that aren’t fully understood. Many cases, according to experts, are caused by brain abnormalities that occur in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The elements that are most strongly connected to Cognitive Decline are the same as those that are linked to dementia.
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ReCODE is the only clinically proven program to reverse cognitive decline in early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. ReCODE is intended for individuals who are currently experiencing symptoms of cognitive decline and are ready to engage in an intensive program to restore and enhance cognitive function while promoting overall health. It was designed for anyone experiencing subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and those with Alzheimer’s Disease. The program is most effective when used in the early stages, but we have examples of reversal in the mid to late stages.
Symptoms of Cognitive Decline
Symptoms in people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) may never worsen, and in some cases, they may even improve. People with Cognitive Decline will have the best chance of retaining their mental function for as long as feasible if their loved ones’ behavior abnormalities are detected early.
It can be hard to tell the difference between impaired cognitive function and normal aging. People with Cognitive Decline often have at least one of the following symptoms:
- Forgetfulness of important events or facts
- Losing train of thought in conversation
- Feeling overwhelmed by planning or decisions
- Getting lost in familiar areas
- Poor judgement with health or finances
- Depression, anxiety or apathy
Treatment For Cognitive Decline
There are presently not any drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Cognitive Decline. Drugs authorized to treat Alzheimer’s disease symptoms have demonstrated no long-term efficacy in delaying or preventing Cognitive Decline progression.
Certain lifestyle changes are suggested to aid in the slowing of cognitive decline:
Physical activity, such as aerobic exercise and weight training, can help to enhance blood flow to the brain and boost mental performance.
Better mental functioning is linked to social activities and interaction.
Reading, problem-solving, and learning new skills are all examples of mentally stimulating activities that may help to prevent the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Healthy eating habits can boost general health and increase the likelihood of maintaining mental attention for as long as feasible.
Balanced meals and omega-3 fatty acids, according to research, may help to retain brain function.