Mild Cognitive Impairment

Here's something to think about before you hit the all-you-can-eat buffet: Mayo Clinic researchers found that overeating doubles the risk of memory loss in those age 70 and over.
Age-related memory loss and mild cognitive impairment may be more common in men in their 70s and 80s than in women, a new Mayo Clinic study has found.
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How Much Memory Loss Is Normal? Misplacing keys or forgetting who was in that movie you just saw doesn't necessarily mean you need a one-way ticket to the Alzheimer's ward, but it could be more than 'just aging,' Jane Brody at the New York Times writes. Mild cognitive impairment comes from "subtle deficits in cognitive function" and results in things like difficulty finding words, remembering names, or following one's train of thought. According to Mayo Clinic neurologist Ronald C. Petersen, mild cognitive impairment has been found in 10- to 20 percent of people 65+ and, while not always a precursor to more severe brain diseases, it often is.
Sculpture: OMG LOL / Eyebeam Art + Technology Center Open Studio
We live in a world of acronyms.  People seem to shortcut everything - like OMG, I 4got 2 b ther.  Okay, I can figure out that sentence - Oh my God, I forgot to be there - and most sentences like that.  It is an economy of words to get to the point.  But to me, a person who is dropping brain cells left and right, this is no easy task.
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