But according to recent Mayo Clinic studies this is a problem more and more Americans will have to deal with.
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is characterized by cognitive changes which are serious enough to be noticeable, but not severe enough to totally interfere with normal life or independently living.
With larger proportions of the population reaching that age, memory loss is becoming a bigger and bigger issue in the United States.
Recognizing some of these warning signs of cognitive decline can give your family proper time to make any medical and financial decisions before a loved one becomes unable to do so. Warning signs can include:
While it is not always the case, those suffering from MCI are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s or other dementia than those who are not. While there is currently no treatment for MCI or Alzheimer’s experts have suggested exercise and other control of cardiovascular risk factors as well as participation in mentally stimulating and socially engaging activities may slow the decline of certain skills.
The best way to prevent these and other issues with your loved ones as they age is to continue caring about them and staying involved in their lives.
Cognitive Decline is something we consider when working with our clients in the matters of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medical Assistance (Medicaid), Guardianship, Asset Preservation and Fiduciary Representation.
Mr. Abraham is an experienced attorney and founding member of the Law Firm of Abraham & Bauer. The Towson, MD office of the firm concentrates its practice in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Medical Assistance (Medicaid), Guardianship, Asset Preservation and Fiduciary Representation.
He is an active member in a number of professional organizations that focus on law, the senior community, and estate planning. He works with clients in Central Maryland, especially in Towson, Hunt Valley, Lutherville/Timonium, Parkville, White Marsh, Bel Air & Northern Baltimore City.
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