Save your Brain: Save Your Brain, More Information, October 20, 2017

(2017) Save your Brain: Save Your Brain, More Information, October 20, 2017. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

It is estimated that 23% of Americans age 65 and older have ‘mild cognitive impairment’, or MCI. Mild cognitive impairment is often experienced prior to dementia when individuals begin having difficulty with their memory, but are still able to complete activities such as bathing, dressing, and feeding themselves. Each year, 12% of those with MCI progress to dementia. Dementia is a decrease in brain health that is severe enough to interfere with normal daily activities and independence, and includes Alzheimer’s disease. Females are more likely than males to develop cognitive decline.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: Health Care, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Public health
Social issues and programs
ID Code: 38500
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2021 12:33
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 12:33
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/38500