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Types of Cognitive Impairment

Confusion
Confusion

Cognitive impairment can have devastating effects on a person's emotional and physical well-being. It is important to understand what cognitive problems are, how they can be treated and how to cope with them in order to learn to live with this type of impairment.

Identity Confusion
Identity Confusion

Some of the most common signs of cognitive disorder include: Confusion; Poor motor coordination; Loss of short-term or long-term memory; Identity confusion; Impaired judgment; Some cognitive disorders develop in stages and symptoms increase in severity the further the disease progresses.

Impaired Judgment
Impaired Judgment

The Mayo Clinic notes that many people with impaired judgement suffer from mild cognitive impairment, which also causes impairment in memory, language and thinking skills. Many older adults will suffer mild cognitive impairment without any other symptoms.

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Loss of Short-Term or Long-Term Memory
Loss of Short-Term or Long-Term Memory

With age, these memory lapses become more common. But a sharp decline in short-term memory could be more than normal "forgetfulness." It could be a symptom of a condition called mild cognitive impairment (MCI). People with MCI tend to retain critical thinking and reasoning skills but experience a significant short-term memory loss.

Poor Motor Coordination
Poor Motor Coordination

Read about motor skills disorder ... also called motor coordination disorder or motor dyspraxia, ... as well as in everyday life due to impairment of functioning.