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What is

Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain and causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. There are three phases to Alzheimer’s.

Phase 2: MCI due to Alzheimer's

People with MCI due to Alzheimer’s experience brain changes and symptoms like subtle problems with memory and thinking. These cognitive problems may be noticeable to family members and friends but not to others, and they typically do not keep people from doing everyday activities.

Phase 3: Dementia due
to Alzheimer’s

The dementia due to Alzheimer’s phase has 3 stages: mild, moderate, and severe. These stages relate to how much symptoms keep people from doing everyday activities.

Are you experiencing any possible symptoms?


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The science behind
the symptoms

What may cause Alzheimer's?

Plaques in the brain can build up over time, eventually making it hard to do things like think, remember, and problem-solve.

This build-up can begin up to 20 years before symptoms even appear.

Scientists believe these plaques are one of the possible causes of Alzheimer's.

It's time to talk
to your doctor

Noticing Symptoms?

  • If you or others are noticing any changes, share your symptoms and cognitive concerns with your doctor
  • Consider asking your doctor if cognitive screening may be right for you
  • Seeing a specialist that cares for people with memory loss and Alzheimer's, such as a neurologist or geriatrician, could also help give you a better sense of the symptoms you're experiencing

Start the conversation

Try the Memory Response Exercise* —you can take it online and discuss it with your doctor.

*This memory exercise is not a medical diagnosis. Only a doctor can diagnose a memory-related disorder or disease.

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Managing MCI due to Alzheimer's

There are some management options available for MCI due to Alzheimer's, including lifestyle changes, that may help improve your overall health.

Practice healthy habits: Lifestyle choices like proper nutrition, sleeping well, and regular exercise to promote good health can have cognitive benefits.

Stay social: Keeping up with social activities, such as visiting and talking to friends and family can also provide emotional and cognitive benefits.

Train your brain: Learning new things and having hobbies, like crossword puzzles/sudoku, can help keep cognitive skills sharp, too.

Other coping techniques: Keeping lists, engaging a caregiver to help, and planning for tasks and appointments ahead of time are all ways you can help manage your symptoms and stay organized.

Talk to a doctor: It's always important to talk to your doctor about any concerns you may be having. Psychiatrists, psychologists, and occupational therapists may also be able to offer therapies, management tips, and coping techniques that can help with any behavioral or mood changes.

Together, with your doctor, you may be able to find a way to manage MCI due to Alzheimer’s. Your doctor may recommend you see a specialist, such as a neurologist or a geriatrician. They can further assess your cognitive health and explain what options may be available for you. So, talk to your doctor today.

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