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Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

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Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a condition that causes a slight but noticeable decline in memory or other thinking skills, also known as cognitive abilities.

People with MCI have more memory or other thinking problems than would be expected from someone at a similar age, and show some decline in their cognitive skills, but these declines are not pronounced enough to meet diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia

MCI is a highly variable condition in which a person may either progress into actual dementia, revert to normal cognitive function, or even remain at a stable level, depending on the individual and the conditions underlying the problem.

During this new presentation offered by the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County participant will understand:

  • What is mild cognitive impairment?
  • What is the difference between MCI , normal forgetfulness and dementia?
  • What are the types of MCI?
  • What does it mean to be diagnosed with MCI?
  • What you I do I have MCI? How can you ask for help?
  • Brain Healthy Choices to prevent Dementia

With minimal equipment needed for participation– all you need is a computer or laptop , with access to the internet. The online platform used to connect – Zoom – is easy to use, and free. The Zoom link will be in the confirmation e-mail and will be shared again via e-mail the day before the session.


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