Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Overview

We know that some memory loss is associated with getting older. We forget someone's name, where we put the keys, the date. But if memory loss is becoming troublesome, and you notice that it's happening more and more, you may have what's known as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

This fact sheet provides information about MCI, practical tips for coping with its effects, and suggestions for how family members or friends can help.

Suy giảm nhận thức nhẹ (MCI) (Mild Cognitive Impairment)

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가벼운 인지능력 손상 (MCI - Mild Cognitive Impairment)

The following Fact Sheet is available as downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

 

가벼운 인지능력 손상(MCI)
(Mild Cognitive Impairment)

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Guidelines for Better Communication with Brain Impaired Adults

Communicating with a loved one with a brain disorder can indeed be challenging. Finding the right words and getting your point across are difficult under normal circumstances.This difficulty is often compounded by your role as a caregiver. And although there are no easy solutions, following some basic guidelines should ease communication, and lower levels of stress both for you and for the care recipient.

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How to Form a Support Group for Families of Brain-Impaired Adults

Support or "self-help" groups are formed by people who share common concerns. The groups may be participant-initiated or sponsored by a health care institution, social services agency or nonprofit organization.

A degenerative or terminal illness, or an accident involving a family member, is a traumatic experience for spouse, parents, children and other relatives. Support groups allow those facing the difficult task of daily caregiving to benefit from interaction and support from other people in similar situations.

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