Mild Cognitive Impairment: What is it?
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), also known as mild cognitive impairment, is a stage in between normal cognitive decline and dementia. Memory, thinking and judgment can be affected more than usual by mild cognitive impairment.
You may also notice that your family or close friends have noticed a change. These changes can be noticeable, but they are not severe enough to interfere with daily life or your usual activities.
A mild cognitive impairment can increase the risk that you will develop dementia later, whether it is caused by Alzheimer’s or another neurological condition. Some people with mild cognitive dysfunction never worsen, while others improve.