VIDEO: Mayo Clinic finds mild cognitive impairment is common and affects men most
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Dr. Rosebud Roberts, a Mayo Clinic neurologist and epidemiologist, discusses the findings of recent study about Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) aimed at finding who is most at risk for MCI. The study found that MCI was more common in men. Since MCI is a risk factor for dementia, and large numbers of the baby boomer generation are reaching the age when MCI becomes more common, we must prevent or reduce the risk of MCI, or the increased development of dementia will have a tremendous impact on the cost of health care for elderly people.