2. Mild Cognitive Impairment vs. Dementia

MCI is not a form of dementia and is not as severe as dementia. However, it can increase a person's chances of developing dementia later in life; about 15% of people with mild cognitive impairment progress to dementia. There are two types of mild cognitive impairment: amnestic MCI, which is specific to memory and causes issues such as misplacing one's keys, and non-amnestic MCI, which leads to other changes in brain activity such as a reduced attention span.

Mild Cognitive Impairment Dementia Amnestic catinsyrup / Getty Images


This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.