What is the difference between mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease?



If you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, there is a chance that it begins from mild cognitive impairment. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease mostly begin with mild cognitive impairment. It causes minor cognitive impairment and affects memory, thinking and reasoning abilities in a manner that does not affect routine tasks.

Most of the people suffering from mild cognitive impairment does not even know if they have it. Mild cognitive impairment may affect people who are suffering from cognitive changes due to age or early dementia. Research has shown that diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment in the early stages increases the chance for dementia later in life.

However, Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that may start from mild cognitive impairment. The minor and mild symptoms of mild cognitive impairment become severe to cause Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, research has shown that Alzheimer’s disease shows symptoms years after the actual initiation.

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