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How fast can dementia progress when diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment?

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Posted on Thu, 5 Nov 2015 in Brain and Spine
Question: In mci would a patient's memory generally decline from year to year?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, Mci may progress in few cases with time

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Mild cognitive impairment may be a precursor of alzheimers disease or may be secondary to some metabolic causes like hypothyroidism, vitamin B 12 deficiency, renal or liver function derangement.
At your age you should get tested for these parameters and depression assessment.
stop any smoking or alcohol or drug abuse.
Take healthy food rich in antioxidants and fruits.
MCI progress to dementia in some cases or may remain same or even improve in other.
The course of mci is unpredictable but risk factors needs to be evaluated and treated properly.
Hope you recover early
God bless you.
Regards
Dr Neeraj Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 23 hours later
Is it possible to have mci at my age?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Unlikely if all reports are normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
If all investigations are normal and screening scores are within normal range then unlikely to be MCI.
Consult a neurologist for examination and proper management plan.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
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Dr Neeraj Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 2 hours later
Some tests were normal some were not. Thats why im worried
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Repeat the test

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
You can repeat the test again.
If you have no social or personal problems in carrying out day to day activities then be assured.
If you are very concerned then you can visit a neurologist with all records for formal assessment.
Regards
Dr Neeraj Kumar
Neurologist
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