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What is mild cognitive impairment?

What is mild cognitive impairment?

Memory and thought: Mild cognitive impairment is difficulty in memory and ability to carry out thought processes- and although it's mild, there's can be some confusion involved. It's difficult to lay down new memories with cognitive impairment. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Mental Impairment (Definition)

According to the ada (which regulates how employers should treat workers with such disabilities), a mental impairment is: “any mental or psychological disorder, such as an intellectual disability (formerly termed “mental retardation”), organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities” -- all disorders in the mental health diagnostic ...Read more


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What is cognitive impairment.

Trouble thinking: This is a fancy term for having difficulty coming up with answers, or analysing data, whatever the source. The lay term "slow" has often been used in similar context. ...Read more

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What is mild cognitive impairment or early dementia?

What is mild cognitive impairment or early dementia?

MCI: The most important point is that mci does not always progress to alzheimer's. On exam, a good psychiatrist or psychologist can pick up subtle changes in cognition. But does not rise to the level of dementia. ...Read more

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Mild cognitive impairment. What exactly is this?

Mild cognitive impairment. What exactly is this?

Explanation: "dementia" is a functional term. It refers to a person who has not been independent in activities of daily living (adls) for at least 3 consecutive months. Dementia has numerous possible causes (eg alzheimer's). Mci = unequivocal loss of faculties: memory, thinking, reasoning, insight, judgment, task completion, apraxia, etc without being as functionally impaired as a demented person. ...Read more

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What is cognitive impairment? New term for mild dementia?

What is cognitive impairment? New term for mild dementia?

Cognitive impairment: Is a description of something going wrong in the brain, so no it is not a substitute for mild dementia. It just says that the infection or fever or depression or blood sugar or any number of other things is impairing a person's cognition. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mild cognitive impairment and alzheimer's?

MCI-memory loss only: In dementia, not only memory, but also judgment, language, and other aspects are impaired. Mild cognitive impairment (mci) is a mild worsening of memory without those other changes. Mci may or may not progress to dementia. With my patients, i look for reversible causes, do baseline memory testing and repeat a year later. Slow eeg or prolonged cognitive evoked potential may signal pre-dementia. ...Read more

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What is mental impairment?

What is mental impairment?

3 functions of life: There are three major functions in life to achieve. One is build healthy relationships with our friends and family. Second is find love/partner, not necessarily a sexual relationship, but being the most important person in someone's life. And third is to find a purpose, a way to give back to the community through work or other means. Mental illness arises when one of these areas is flailing. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cognitive impairment?

Typically neurodegen: (amnestic) mild cognitive impairment (mcia) is a clinical term used to describe a phase of life that falls between pre symptomatic (have illness but no symptoms at all) and mild dementia due to alzheimer's disease. The person is forgetful and their memory recall tests between normal and frankly abnormal and they remain independent in their activities of daily living. It can progress o 1-9 years. ...Read more

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What is mental impairment vs retardation?

What is mental impairment vs retardation?

Mental: Impairment could mean mental illness impairing such abilities as cognition/reality testing/social functioning/self care. Retardation is low iq. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is cognitive impairment in mental illness?

Could you explain what is cognitive impairment in mental illness?

Cognitive impairment: Impairment in thinking in potentially multiple areas. If the problem is chronic and persistent it may be a form of dementia. Patients with psychotic disorders can have cognitive symptoms in which their thinking is unclear or distorted. Patient with traumatic brain injury as well may have significant difficulty in their thinking and processing of information. ...Read more

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What is cognitive dysfunction?

Thinking problems: Cognitive dysfunction generically refers to problems with thinking. This may be manifest in many different spheres. A common cognitive dysfunction for patients with alzheimer's disease for example is with memory. Some have difficulty with the processing/integration of information and some describe a "slowness" in their thinking. Alcohol and traumatic brain injury contribute to cognitive dysfuncti. ...Read more

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What is the disorder in which perceived cognitive impairment is simultaneously present with actual intellectual deficits?

Please try again...: This question needs to be re-phrased, in order to be understandable. Who is "perceiving" cognitive impairment? How can that be incompatible with "actual" cognitive impairment (i.e., intellectual deficits). ...Read more

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What is mild athropic changes of brain?

What is mild athropic changes of brain?

Atrophy: Atrophy literally means "without food." in reference to the brain it represents a wasting or decrease in the size of the brain owing to disease, injury, or lack of use. It is effected by many factors including hydration status, medications, and other concomitant medical problems. Hopefully this will spur you on to activate your brain as it is one of the factors you can control. Take care. ...Read more

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What is profound retardation?

Historically: Traditionally defined as iq at or below 20-25. Very rare indeed, since it would reflect a range below 98% of individuals classified as mentally retarded. There has been movement from medical and other ortanizations to change some of the labels. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mild, moderate and severe cognitive impariment?

What is the difference between mild, moderate and severe cognitive impariment?

Deficit continuum: Cognitive impairment is assessed by various neurological and neuropsychological tests. Such impairment can be described in scores or other test values, which are sometimes also categorized as "mild, moderate, or severe." such general descriptions of impairment, of course, over-simplify the actual functioning or presentation of the individual. They do help when a quick abbreviation is needed. ...Read more

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What is social profile of person with hearing impairment?

What is social profile of person with hearing impairment?

It varies: Severity of hearing deficit may vary depending on the condition. Worst of all elderly sustain nerve damage which may result in severe hearing loss resulting in stressful social life. ...Read more

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How typical is it for people with severe cerebral palsy and no mental impairments to be incontinent?

How typical is it for people with severe cerebral palsy and no mental impairments to be incontinent?

Very Common: Severe Cerebral Palsy leads to problems with both urination and stooling; these are more pronounced in those who are wheelchair bound. Urinary incontinence may be a sign of urinary tract infection. Incontinence of stool can often be a sign of severe constipation where liquid/diarrhea stools are passed around a hard stool ball in the last part of the intestine. Visit your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What is cortical vision impairment (cvi)?

What is cortical vision impairment (cvi)?

Pbm in brain not eye: The term cortical vision impairment implys that there is a problem with the brain cortex (outer cell layer) that interprets the imput of the eye and visual nerve inputs.This is similar to having a good video camera, cables and system but the no screen to display the input in a way you can understand it. ...Read more

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What can cause cognitive impairment?

Alzheimers: Age is the greatest risk factor for cognitive impairment, and as the Baby Boomer generation passes age 65, the number of people living with cognitive impairment is expected to jump dramatically. An estimated 5.1 million. Americans aged 65 years or older may currently have Alzheimer’s disease, the most well-known formof cognitive impairment; this number may rise to13.2 mill in 2025. ...Read more

Slow Thinking (Definition)

Slow thinking = cognitive slowing - may occur ...Read more


Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Cognitive Dysfunction (Definition)

An inability to ...Read more