Cognitive decline can sometimes lead to dementia, a condition the alzheimer’s association defines as “a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life” dementia isn’t a single disease rather it’s a term describing a group of symptoms that are associated with a decline in cognitive function.
Mild cognitive impairment (mci) is the stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia it can involve problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment that are greater than normal age-related changes. Researchers say older adults with central hearing loss may also have mild cognitive decline, an early indicator of possible dementia hearing loss is a common part of aging, but for some people, it may be a sign of more serious problems in the brain.
Cognitive decline is a response to the aging of neurons and the decreased speed at which the brain functions the difference in the two is that every person faces cognitive decline because every person ages.
Normal amount of cognitive decline a commonly held misconception is that aging results in an inevitable loss of all cognitive abilities and that nothing can be done to halt this decline research, however, does not support these claims while certain areas of thinking do show a normal decline as we age, others remain stable. Mild cognitive impairment (mci) causes a slight but noticeable and measurable decline in cognitive abilities, including memory and thinking skills a person with mci is at an increased risk of developing alzheimer's or another dementia.
Many factors contribute to age-related cognitive decline including oxidative stress and free radical damage, chronic low-level inflammation, insulin resistance.
New research and clinical results are showing that cognitive decline and certain stages of alzheimer’s disease can be reversed in a significant percentage of the patient population our clinical approach to supporting patients with cognitive decline and alzheimer’s disease is radically different.