Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Virginia Tech University’s Center for Gerontology in Blackburg, VA has prepared and made available valuable information on MCI that can help you recognize signs and symptoms offering suggestions on what to do in case of a diagnosis. This pdf file relates the experience of those affected by the disease as well as those of their family and friends, offering strategies and providing support and encouragement. The National Institute on Aging at the NIH website, provides information on forgetfulness so that you can you can decide whether to ask for help as well as a booklet titled Understanding Memory Loss to help you differentiate between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems. Click here to access the booklet.
The NIA web page also offers Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Motivating older adults to become physically active for the first time, return to exercise after a break in their routines, or build more exercise and physical activity into weekly routines. You can also order free publications on subjects of interest to the aging population, that can be shipped to any U.S. address.
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