Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Do you know the risk factors that can lead to cognitive decline?

Approximately 10% to 15% of adults age 65 or older have mild cognitive impairment, and about half with this condition will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia within five years. ¹

There are three basic forms of cognitive decline associated with aging:

  • Age-related changes in memory are a natural consequence of aging
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment involves mild memory loss, such as forgetting important events or appointments, or an inability or difficulty with finding the right word in a conversation
  • Dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s disease, is a chronic, progressive, irreversible and comprehensive cognitive impairment that may affect daily functioning

There are a range of risk factors that can lead to cognitive decline, including:

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