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Young Onset Cognitive Impairment (YOCI)

Young Onset Cognitive Impairment (YOCI) - How to prevent?

Young Onset Cognitive Impairment (YOCI) - Causes and Risk Factors

Causes of YOCI

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an important cause of YOCI. MCI refers to individuals with mild cognitive impairment, who have difficulty in memory and other cognitive abilities but have normal daily functions.

Causes of dementia in the young include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Autoimmune dementia
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus

Challenges faced by:

Patient

  • Lack of knowledge about the disease
  • Lack of support system
  • Unaware of the various support facilities

Caregiver

  • Lack of understanding about the disease
  • Caregiver stress in looking after person with dementia
  • Lack of knowledge about existing resource and ways to access the support system

Young Onset Cognitive Impairment (YOCI) - Diagnosis

Young Onset Cognitive Impairment (YOCI) - Preparing for surgery

Young Onset Cognitive Impairment (YOCI) - Post-surgery care

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