By now, most of us have seen a video or two of a patient walking into the emergency department with a serious case of dementia.
And we know that there are some really awful consequences to dementia, which is why we have taken so many steps to protect the people we care about.
But what about those of us who have low-level cognitive impairment?
We have no idea how many people with low-grade cognitive impairment are left with dementia in the US alone.
That’s where we come in.
We need to understand why it happens.
That was the topic of our recent research, The Low-Level Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Gap, which explores the link between low- and high-grade cognition.
The research, which was supported by a number of foundations, found that people with a low- or low-dose of cognitive impairment have a much lower chance of developing dementia.
That means that the cognitive decline that happens in the form of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is often masked by a higher risk of dementia and other neurological conditions.
Low-level impairments are associated with a much higher risk for dementia, but the researchers have also shown that it is not only a risk factor for dementia but also contributes to its development.
This is where our research comes in.
For this study, we recruited a group of people who have mild cognitive impairment (LCI), and then we followed them for 12 years.
We also collected detailed information about their cognitive function.
The researchers then looked at how these people aged and developed over the course of the study.
What they found was that the people with the lowest levels of cognitive impairments had a higher likelihood of developing cognitive impairment.
This meant that, in turn, they were also more likely to develop dementia.
They were also less likely to have any type of cognitive problems.
And the longer they were in the study, the lower their risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
So, in short, the low-rate cognitive impairment people are less likely, if at all, to develop Alzheimer’s, but they are also less able to manage their cognitive problems, which can lead to dementia.
This study has implications for many different areas, from Alzheimer’s research to Alzheimer’s care.
It shows that, for some people, cognitive decline is not a risk factors for dementia.
It also suggests that the low rates of cognitive decline in this population is largely due to the fact that they are still at low risk of the disease.
We hope that this research can shed light on what it means to be a low level cognitive impairment patient and that it can help people understand the difference between the two.
It is important to point out that, despite this finding, there is no clear evidence that dementia is caused by cognitive decline.
There is some evidence that people who are cognitively impaired tend to develop cognitive impairment as a result of their low levels of brain activity.
However, we do not know how much of the decline in cognitive function may be caused by brain damage.
It could be that people are living longer because they have higher levels of neuroinflammation, which leads to the formation of new brain cells that help the brain function more effectively.
Or, it could be the case that people’s brains are more prone to damage, and as such are less able react quickly to the stressors of aging.
We do know that people living in cities and in the suburbs have a higher prevalence of dementia, so we would expect that if they live in a more densely populated area, they have a lower risk of Alzheimer.
That is, they may not develop dementia in cities but may develop dementia later on in rural areas.
But, it is also important to remember that dementia in this group is a long-term condition that takes years to develop, and many people who develop dementia eventually have cognitive function levels back to normal.
So this study does not say anything about what happens in people who live in urban areas or suburban areas.
We think that this work could have real implications for dementia care.
As a society, we have a long way to go before we understand what happens to the brain and the brain can respond to stressors more effectively, so it is important that we keep learning about the mechanisms that are important in dementia.
But this work is an important first step in that direction.
The next step is to look at how this study affects the rates of dementia in people with normal cognitive function and dementia.
In future research, we plan to conduct larger, longer follow-up studies.
For now, we would like to hear your thoughts on this topic.
How do you think we should be protecting people with dementia?
Should we keep people at low levels?
What do you make of the research so far?
If you have any questions about this research, please contact the lead author, Andrew Stokes, at [email protected]
Please note that all opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of New Scientist.
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