The Business Burden of Adult Brain Problems
As the population ages and more people live longer and are required to pay for living and health care expenses, for decades of longer lives, the ability of each individual’s brain to work well is a challenge for all businesses, professionals and policy decision makers.
Mild cognitive impairment” (MCI) may be the biggest challenge.
“Recently there has been a marked increase in the prevalence of dementia and related cognitive disorders.
- Dementia already represents one of the leading causes of death in high income countries incurring a heavy social and economic toll on most societies and its prevalence is expected to rise further in the future.
- Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) represents a state between normal aging and the cognitive decline often associated with dementia. While patients with MCI retain a high degree of functionality and the ability to live autonomously, they may suffer from memory impairment, often with associated subjective memory complaints. At the same time, they may be unable to perform complex activities such as managing doctor appointments and financial planning.”
Source: “A Preliminary Study on the Feasibility of Using a Virtual Reality Cognitive Training Application for Remote Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment
Stelios Zygouris, et. al., Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease xx (20xx) x–xx 1 DOI 10.3233/JAD-160518