Living With Mild Cognitive Impairment
How to maximize brain health and reduce the risk of dementia
Nicole D. Anderson Ph.D., C.Psych., Kelly J. Murphy Ph.D., C.Psych., Angela K. Troyer Ph.D., C.Psych.
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Nicole Anderson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Toronto, and a Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest.
Kelly Murphy, Ph.D., is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at Baycrest and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto.
Angela Troyer, Ph.D., is the professional practice chief of psychology and the Program Director of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health at Baycrest. She is also an assistant professor of psychology.
Approximately 1 in 10 adults aged 65+ has some form of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) – memory and other thinking problems that exceed those of normal aging but fall short of the more serious impairments associated with dementia. Based largely on our book, Living with mild cognitive impairment: A guide to maximizing brain health and reducing dementia risk (Oxford, 2012), this blog specifies what MCI is, how it differs from normal aging and dementia, and it is diagnosed and treated, and provides information on lifestyle habits and memory strategies to improve cognitive health.