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Thu, Jan 2 9:49am · Mild Cognitive Impairment (Mild Neurocognitive Disorder) in Brain & Nervous System

Hello all- I was diagnosed with MCI at age 62 after beginning to realize I was misplacing things, repeating myself, getting frustrated with my husband when he would way 'you already told me that', not wanting to socialize with friends for fear they would think 'what is wrong with her'. My PCP referred me to a Neurologist who did a battery of tests and she advised me I had MCI. Actually, she called it early onset memory loss. Symptoms that I have are walking into a room to get something and not remembering what I wanted to get. Later I remember and go get it. I have been repeating things to my husband and he gets frustrated and says 'you already told me that'. I then get frustrated and leave the room. I enjoy reading books but can't recall what I read so I go back a few pages and then pick up where I left off. I was also able to retire at 62. I had been an Administrator for a large medical practice so I was very happy to take an early retirement before signs started showing up. To make a long story short, when I feel myself getting frustrated I go to a quite spot and do deep breathing exercises and I calm down. I do enjoy reading the articles on MCI as they give me encouragement and know that I am not alone. So that is MCI in a nutshell for me.

Wed, Jan 1 12:11pm · To Medicate or Not to Medicate in MCI; That is the Question in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Yes, I would be interested in participating in a Mayo Clinic Connect discussion group on mild cognitive impairment in the Brain & Nervous System group.

Dec 30, 2019 · To Medicate or Not to Medicate in MCI; That is the Question in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

I was diagnosed with MCI at age 62 due to many of the same circumstances happening to me. I am now 65. At age 50 I had 17 months of horrific chemo and was told before each treatment that my 'chemo cocktail' showed signs of causing memory loss in those receiving it. I thought, what choice do I have as without it I would not survive. Some days are very frustrating while others are just fine. I ask, or tell, my husband the same things through out the day and he says 'you already told me that' and it frustrates me and I get up and walk out of the room. I read books and cannot remember what I read. I walk into a room and can't remember why. I have become somewhat anti-social because I don't want friends to think 'what is wrong with her'. One thing that helps me is I am very active with Zumba, walks in the forest behind my house (I know the trails so well I don't get lost), weights, and calm myself with deep breathing exercises, etc. We have made plans to move closer to our son as this process continues. What frightens me the most was watching my very vibrant mother, who was a Judge, slowly sink into that ugly disease called Alzheimers and I wonder 'will that be me'. I find if I keep a smile on my face I don't experience the frustration as much. I really enjoy all the articles I read and don't feel so much alone. Linda

Jun 8, 2019 · Revisiting Brain Exercises in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

I would certainly be interested in purchasing this book for my own personal use. Where did you purchase it at? Thank you.