By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We know that dementia is a major cause of death in the United States. A condition called mild cognitive impairment or MCI is a precursor to dementia.READ MORE: Philadelphia Man Charged With Murder After Beating To Death Samantha Maag With Pipe Inside Office Building
MCI is associated with mild changes in thinking abilities that are noticeable but don’t impact daily activities.READ MORE: Bobby Henon Resigns From Philadelphia City Council 2 Months After Bribery Conviction
Most doctors use a screening test which asks questions of patients to predict if MCI is an issue. Now, research suggests that an electroencephalogram (EEG) can measure brain speed and serve as an additional tool to the memory questionnaires to predict problems.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Delaware Valley As Rain Transitions Into Snow
More work will be done but it is interesting.