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Rehabilitation of Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Today, people are living longer than ever before, making the elderly population the fastest growing in the world. However, despite the rise in life expectancy, diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s still require treatment. This type of diseases causes brain degeneration, affecting functioning, memory loss, and behavioral changes. While at one time these diseases were considered irreversible, today it is well established that with the right cognitive intervention it is possible to help slow down and even prevent dementia.
The Feuerstein Institute’s BIRC staff works with aging patients suffering from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) affecting their memory, language, and other cognitive skills. By focusing on improving the patient’s memory capacity and providing new skills and strategies, it is possible to ease the patient’s difficulties in conducting their daily lives.
MCI diagnoses can only be given by qualified physicians. However, there are a number of symptoms that might indicate cognitive impairment, and help you better understand the situation:
MCI Treatment Program
The treatment method, frequency and pace of the MCI program is adjusted based on each client’s individual needs, but generally includes:
“At Feuerstein Institute, we believe that cognitive impairment can be treated in elderly people, and that flexibility and easy techniques are what makes our method unique, and comprises the key for success.”