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What Is Mild Cognitive Impairment
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does cerebral vasculitis cause cognitive, memory, vision and personality changes? If so, is this reversible?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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