Items tagged as "MCI"
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 68 and understand that exercise is good for my health, but I recently read that exercise can also reduce the risk of developing dementia. Is that true, and if so, do researchers know why? ANSWER: Perhaps one of the most feared conditions associated with aging [...]Created by Dana Sparks
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levers — that occur together. Expert Answers Helping children cope: Tips for talking about tragedy Heart rate: What's normal? Mild cognitive impairment [...]Created by Dana Sparks
According to a Mayo Clinic study, cardiac disease is associated with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment like difficulty with language, thinking and judgment -- particularly among women with heart disease. Known as nonamnestic because it doesn’t include memory loss, this type of mild cognitive impairment may be a [...]Created by Dana Sparks
People over age 70 who eat high levels of carbohydrates are at higher risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Consuming large amounts of sugar also seem to increase the risk of MCI. This is according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Read entire news release Sound bites with study author Rosebud [...]Created by Dana Sparks
Your computer has a lot of 'memory' and using the computer, plus exercising, could help you keep your memory. In the May issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings researchers say that combining mentally stimulating activities, like computer use, with moderate exercise can actually decrease your odds of having memory loss. The study examined exercise, computer use and the relationship to [...]Created by susanashephard
JOURNALISTS: Mayo Clinic is presenting several abstracts at the American Academy of Neurology 2012 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Mayo experts are available for comment. Contact: Brian Kilen 507-284-5005 (days) 507-284-2511 (evenings) email@example.com. Medical costs rise significantly as patients move from normal cognition through mild cognitive impairment to full-blown dementia: Researchers studied 3,591 patients [...]Created by Dana Sparks