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Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Dementia Increase Risk of Death

This was highlighted during the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) in Vancouver based on two studies linking mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to serious negative health effects.

One of the studies was conducted by Mindy Katz, MPH and colleagues at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in Bronx, New York and it showed that people with dementia is at risk of death 3.26 times more than those who are cognitively normal and the mortality risk was found 2.17 times higher for those with amnestic MCI, which is a precursor to Alzheimer’s dementia.

The study further supports how early detection of MCI or Alzheimer’s can prevent the worsening of the conditions but also in prolonging life. If MCI or Alzheimer’s is detected or diagnosed early, the patient will likely to have the opportunity for proper medical care plan that will address the challenges and reduce the exposure to the risk of death and may also be able to have access to resources available in the community that offer support to this cause.

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