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Mild cognitive impairment: when brain function is not quite normal, but not quite demented

Amy Sanders, MDMild cognitive impairment is when some brain processes are not functioning the way they should at one‘s age. This state, short of full-on dementia and not serious enough to interfere with daily life, might involve problems with memory, language use, reasoning, or visual and spatial abilities, says Upstate neurologist Amy Sanders, MD, who runs a clinic that tests for the condition (call 315-464-4243 for information). Sanders touches on screening methods, the role of memory, the relationship to dementia and tips to keep the aging brain healthy.