CogniFit's Science blog: Mild Cognitive Impairment And Aging

Mild Cognitive Impairment And Aging

Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI for short, takes a toll on the affected person’s ability to be able to remember things and to be able to vocalize/communicate their thoughts.

It may be a precursor to more severe diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia, but isn’t classified as severe.

MCI may start off as just being forgetful. Everyone has their forgetful moments, right? However, if these moments seem to happen more and more, you might be an early candidate for mild cognitive impairment.

Repeating signs of forgetfulness isn’t the only symptom associated with mild cognitive impairment. High blood pressure that leads to hypertension, diabetes, heart problems, irregular mood swings, and even not being able to smell are all signs that you might have MCI.

Luckily, even being diagnosed with MCI doesn’t mean it is the end of the world for you. There are many things that you can do right away that will surely having you see marked improvements.

If you start to notice that you have any or all of the symptoms associated with mild cognitive disorder, you may be able alleviate some or all of those symptoms simply by leading a healthy lifestyle.

This means that you should understand what kind of meals you should be eating on a daily basis and what kind of exercise routine you should be implementing as well. This may seem like a given or “duh” advice, but your choice of diet and lifestyle will directly impact your health…including brain health.

Besides understanding proper diet and mental training exercise and implementing a plan to do the right things day in and day out, you should also participate in regular brain exercise or mind training as well.

There are mental training exercises and other brain fitness tasks that you can play each day that will work to stimulate your mind. The more you do this, the better your brain will function with time. You will soon notice that you can remember things easier, be able to focus better, and live a life without having to depend on others to do things for you.

Your mind may be the most important and integral piece of your body and should be cared for and looked after daily. Keeping in shape and maintaining a healthy diet will help the brain mature and grow the way it was meant. To keep yourself from developing mild cognitive disorder, start first with making sure your daily choices are healthy and smart.