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(NEW YORK) -- “Senior moments,” those occurrences when older adults fear they’re on the path to dementia, shouldn’t be cause for too much alarm.
The rest of adults who suffer periodic bouts of memory lapses or poor judgment, according to Kaduszkiewicz, will either completely return to normal mental functioning, retain the mild cognitive impairment or waver in between the two.
Meanwhile, the researcher believes that it’s pointless to screen the elderly for mild cognitive impairment since there is currently no way to treat the progression to dementia.
According to Kaduszkiewicz, “Diagnostics should start when patients experience symptoms and problems in their daily life they worry about.”
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