Aging: Line between mild cognitive impairment, normal aging can seem blurred

As we age, we expect a certain decline in our cognitive abilities. But fairly recently, scientists at the Mayo Clinic identified a condition they called mild cognitive impairment (MCI), typically characterized by worse-than-usual memory problems associated with aging.

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Judith Graham, AHCJ’s topic leader on aging, has provided a detailed explanation of the condition and helps clarify its relationship to Alzheimer’s disease, explains who is more at risk of experiencing it and offers resources that reporters can consult when writing about MCI and other cognitive issues that come with the aging process.

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