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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. Richard Bensinger
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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 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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What are the leading causes of severe or profound mental retardation?

What are the leading causes of severe or profound mental retardation?

Genetics and injury: The most serious forms of mr typically have genetic causes are result for intrauterine trauma ( e.g., viral infections) or head injury after birth. Many syndromes have been identified that are associated with these levels of severity, but most remain undetermined. ...Read more

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Could hypertension cause cognitive impairment?

Could hypertension cause cognitive impairment?

Hypertension: Yes, severe (malignant) hypertension can cause encephalopathy (confusion and impairment) due to cerebral edema (swelling of the brain) often from rapidly increasing blood pressure or long standing high blood pressure. It can also cause strokes. ...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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Causes of hypokalemia with renal impairment?

Causes of hypokalemia with renal impairment?

Why low K kid dis?: There are many. The most likely are the medicines beings to treat your high blood pressure and excess fluid depending on how bad kidneys damaged. Can lose from vomit, sweat, diarrhea or not eating enough K. Happy to consult as this is all I do. ...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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Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Complex migraine: Migraine auras not only can cause visual issues but also numbness, tingling, and difficulty with speech. The cognitive issues can be entitled "dysphrenia hemicrania transitoria". All may be best treated by a preventative agent. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment from mental disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from mental disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Of course!: No further answer is really indicated here -- it's just an obvious "yes". If you are impaired cognitively -- for any reason -- you should get professional help. Similarly, if you have a "mental disorder", you should get expert professional help. ...Read more

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What can cause cognitive impairment?

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

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What are the symptoms of depression compared with mental confusion and mci?

What are the symptoms of depression compared with mental confusion and mci?

Depression/dementia: The true symptoms of each should be distinguishable ie dementia with recent memory decline etc. Depression can come up with many symptoms ie fatigue, sadness, insomnia, etc. Either condition can make the other worse. Ie pseudo dementia can be clearly aggravated by depression and treatment of the depression may make the memory issue better. ...Read more

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Can high dose of opioid cause amnesia or memory impairment?

Can high dose of opioid cause amnesia or memory impairment?

Yes: A high dose typically impairs all mental functions, including memory. ...Read more

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Can anxiety be the cause of mental confusion and memory problems.?

Can anxiety be the cause of mental confusion and memory problems.?

See Below: It might, but it also might be that memory problems and mental confusion are causing anxiety. First of all, get evaluated by your primary care doctor to see if there's nothing physical going on. Find a psychologist to help you cope with your sx and learn techniques to deal with them. Practice relaxation, self-care for your anxiety sx. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Could cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Impact on function: Until one finds a way to relieve or reduce the symptoms of mental/emotional/behavioral disorders they do indeed have an impact on functioning in many areas of life. Often that is a necessary part of the dx. It's not likely that the innate intellectual capacity would be diminished, but the performance level definitely could. Find effective tx - a combo of cbt talk therapy and meds may be best. ...Read more

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According to the dsm IV tr what types of depression cause a marked impairment in occupational functioning?

According to the dsm IV tr what types of depression cause a marked impairment in occupational functioning?

Severity: The dsm IV impairments in functioning refer to severity of symptoms. In order to diagnose a major depressive episode, dysthymic disorder, or bipolar ii disorder, for instance, the symptoms need to cause clinically significant impairment in social, work, or other important areas of functioning almost every day. It's hard to work effectively when you cannot sustain mental energy or focus on tasks. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed cognitive impairment and muscle weakness, other these related?

Undiagnosed cognitive impairment and muscle weakness, other these related?

This is one: Set of symptoms that can't be adequately addressed using this internet forum. I would encourage you to have both the cognitive issues and the muscular weakness assessed in person with a physician. Take care. ...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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Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Many reasons: Mild cognitive impairment is often the initial manifestation of Alzheimer's but cognitive problems can be seen with vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, HIV and syphilis infections, and medication adverse effects. Alcohol and recreational drugs can also do this. ...Read more

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Slow Thinking (Definition)

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Cognitive Dysfunction (Definition)

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