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Learn Why Early Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment Is Helpful

mild cognitive impairmentOlder people are advised to look for early signs of dementia, as Alzheimer’s disease may be avoided or slowed down with early intervention. Consider one of the newer pills on the market, as well as signs you have mild cognitive impairment.

One of the most terrifying aspects of aging is the threat of Alzheimer’s disease, which is a vicious condition involving loss of both memory and quality of life. There is not much good news surrounding this condition, except when researchers find a way to possibly slow down the onset or even prevent it from occurring.

CerefolinNAC is just one option that some seniors may wish to try, as it features folate, which many people with dementia are lacking. Of course, if you wish to try to avoid Alzheimer’s disease the all-natural way, you can increase folate through leafy green vegetables. However, taking a pill with the correct dose may be easier for many, especially since most insurance companies cover it, and there is even a generic version on the market to make it more affordable. The main point of taking CerefolinNAC or similar medications is to prevent mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from turning into Alzheimer’s disease.

MCI is the point between normal aging and full-blown Alzheimer’s disease. If your memory has been slipping over the last several years, and you are well into your 40s or older, you should consider what is normal and what is not. Examples of behavior typical of people as they age include increased likelihood of misplacing keys, and temporarily forgetting words or names. Everyone makes these minor mistakes, and you can only expect them to get worse as you age.

On the other hand, some behavior is not part of normal aging, but a precursor to dementia. For example, if you find lost items in places they do not belong, forget whole conversations, or cannot remember the names of your friends or family, you likely have MCI. At this point, your life is not affected as much as that of an Alzheimer’s patient, but it is more affected than the typical older person.

About 50 percent of people with MCI go on to develop dementia, but taking action now with either a pill or dietary changes can slow the progression or stop it entirely. For this reason, it is important that you talk to your doctor about MCI, as early diagnosis and treatment may give you some extra years.

 

(Thanks to therealbrute for the beautiful smile)

June 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm Leave a comment


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