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What is mild cognitive decline?

People with mild cognitive impairment can still do their daily tasks like working, handling money, and driving. They might need some extra help or have to concentrate more. For instance, they might use tools like calendars or ask others for assistance. But unlike those with dementia, they can still manage on their own to some extent.

It’s important to know that people with mild cognitive impairment have a higher chance of getting dementia later on, though not everyone does. About 20 to 40 percent of them might develop dementia, while others might stay the same or even get better.

To reduce the risk of dementia, it’s important to stick to healthy habits like following medical advice, taking prescribed medicines, staying mentally active, and having an active social life. Physical exercise is also really important. These lifestyle changes can help lower the chances of getting dementia later in life.

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