The PACE program can help adults and seniors with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), early dementia, mild dementia, poor memory, and slow processing speed.
Our aging brain, like our aging bodies, can be kept healthier through exercising the brain with the PACE program.
Aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment
The PACE program can improve a person's cognitive learning skills for a better quality of life for people that have difficulty recalling words, repeating same information, slower processing of information, and poor memory.
What Is Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)?
Mild cognitive impairment is a decline in cognition, including concentration, communication, memory and orientation. These declines may also impact the person’s ability to conduct activities of daily living (ADLs) in such areas as dressing, bathing and eating meals.
It’s estimated that about 20% of people over the age of 70 have MCI.
What’s the Difference Between MCI and Normal Age-Related Memory Changes?
As people age, it’s normal for them to experience some occasional memory gaps, such as not being able to remember someone’s name that they haven’t seen for awhile or where they set down their favorite pen.
A periodic delay in being able to access memories is also typical as we age.
What’s not normal, and moves people toward an MCI diagnosis, is the experience of additional concerns in the areas of language, judgment and problem solving, or when the memory loss is more than just occasional.