Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is the stage of an individual’s life in which there can be traced a slight amount of decline in cognitive functioning that comprised of memory and thinking skills. This decay in cognitive functioning does not affect the daily functioning of a patient’s life as it happens in the case of dementia.
To review various forms of screening test measures to assess mild cognitive impairment and its extension towards the gradual onset towards the severe cognitive dysfunctioning such as dementia.
There are certain functional impairments that are identical to each other. As far as memory and thinking abilities are concerned, its range may vary from minimal to mild that remains quite unnoticed by the person.
Presently, the impact of medication is not so effective for MCI. Regular practices of exercises, mind activity and social involvement may help in decreasing risk of further cognitive function decline. Patients with MCI may carry greater risks of developing dementia as compared to the general population. The present paper discusses various intervention techniques and screening measures to mitigate the prevalence of MCI and to reduce progression of dementia.
Prevalence of Mild Cognitive Impairment could be reduced with the primary administration of intervention strategies and technology in order to reduce its progression to dementia. The classification and categorization of MCI in getting broader and clear day by day. The expansion in the use of imaging techniques and other neurological intervention strategies may further enhance the detection of subjects with MCI.
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