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This article was really interesting to me.  Millions of Americans now fall into a category of mental functioning somewhere between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease.  Doctors call this mild cognitive impairment or MCI.  Seniors with MCI can live normal, independent lives but will have trouble remembering names, words, schedules, and remembering to pay their bills.  “Between 10 percent and 20 percent of people over 65 have mild cognitive impairment, according to experts.  About half of people diagnosed with MCI will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s within three years. And close to 8 in 10 will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s within 10 years.”

http://www.ajc.com/health/the-alzheimers-generation-gray-1227771.html