This week: mild cognitive impairment, Zika, and pancreas transplants

Jul 15, 2016

Mild cognitive impairment is when some brain processes are not functioning the way they should at one’s age. This state, short of full-on dementia and not serious enough to interfere with daily life, might involve problems with memory, language use, reasoning, or visual and spatial abilities, says Upstate University Hospital neurologist Amy Sanders, who runs a clinic that tests for the condition at the hospital.

Sanders touches on screening methods, the role of memory, the relationship to dementia and tips to keep the aging brain healthy on this week’s show.

Also on the show: the Zika virus, and two pancreas transplant recipients share their experiences with diabetes and kidney disease.