Normal & Abnormal Brain Function

Almost 40% of people over the age of 65 experience memory loss. When there is no underlying medical condition causing this memory loss, it is known as age-associated memory impairment, which is considered a part of the normal aging process. This means that some changes may be normal, like occasionally forgetting the right word or where you parked your car. However, it is important to distinguish this from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or more serious conditions such as dementia.

How these conditions differ in their pathology, presentation and impact on the person will be described in this section, including tips and guides to managing the underlying condition and associated challenges.

  • Memory Changes to Expect with Normal Aging
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Common types of Dementia