Recent Blogs

  • Covid-19
    Again, I have to first apologize for not writing any posts for a long time.  As I mentioned in my last post, I am working on a project which is taking up all my time.  It’s still going but I decided to write this article while this subject is still relevant. While I still cannotContinue reading “Covid-19”
  • 4 Year MCI Anniversary
    First, I have to apologize for not posting for a long time. The reason I have not been able to is because I started a new major project involving the development of a new product. I am not able to say what the product is, but if everything goes well, it will help alleviate someContinue reading “4 Year MCI Anniversary”
  • Effect of Sleep on MCI
    We are in a historic moment with the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the entire world. Many people have a number of things to think about and worry about, and it can affect their sleep. It’s bad enough in normal times but in this pandemic, the number of things people need to worry about has increased dramatically.Continue reading “Effect of Sleep on MCI”
  • Hearing Loss
    An old man started feeling that his wife was having a hearing problem. So, he went to a doctor and asked him what he should do about it. The doctor said he could not do anything unless he sees his wife. The man said he is worried about upsetting her by suggesting that she hasContinue reading “Hearing Loss”
  • Cataract Surgery for MCI?
    This article is a follow up to the earlier posting “Eye Opening“. Well what a surprise! I can see now. I didn’t realize I was half blind. Actually it wasn’t that bad before, because I was still able to drive quite safely (though my partner disagrees with me). That being said, the difference the surgeriesContinue reading “Cataract Surgery for MCI?”
  • Anti-oxidants
    I am not sure how accurate this analogy is, but if we were to look at brain deterioration as being like a rusty tin roof with a lot of holes, it would make sense to try and prevent further rusting to limit the damage done to the roof. Even in the rest of our body,Continue reading “Anti-oxidants”
  • Smell Test
    It is spring, turning into summer very quickly. Trees full of twigs only a short time ago have transformed themselves into masses of full foliage. All sorts of flowers are blossoming, changing the landscape of the garden. Among those varieties of flowers, we have a few bushes of lilac in our backyard. Lilacs are particularlyContinue reading “Smell Test”
  • Blood Oxygen
    I am quite healthy physically but due to the wear and tear from my past living, I seem to have insufficient breathing capacity. Sometimes while talking, I have to use the last cubic inches of my breath to finish my sentences. I started wondering could it be that my breathing is affecting the amount ofContinue reading “Blood Oxygen”
  • We Have a Choice
    This is not the kind of blog I usually do in this website. However, I feel that it is important to highlight the fact that we have a choice in dealing with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), rather than just drifting along, hoping that the problems will go away. What prompted this article is my auntContinue reading “We Have a Choice”
  • Flickering Light and Sound to Improve MCI?
    While looking into various websites related to Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), I came across a fascinating article. This article talks about the effect of flickering light and sound at a frequency of 40Hz on brain chemistry. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) observed that when mice afflicted with Alzheimer’s diseaseContinue reading “Flickering Light and Sound to Improve MCI?”
  • False Alarm
    I started using 40 Hz light and sound therapy a little more than a month ago to see if it would help my mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It has been suggested that it can eliminate amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. (I will give more information about this type of treatment in a comingContinue reading “False Alarm”
  • Supplements
    This posting has been revised to accommodate its contents in a more organized manner. There are numerous dietary supplements available, some of which may be helpful for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and others that may be of questionable value. In general, science does not support the use of supplements (except for vitamins) to help counterContinue reading “Supplements”
  • Eye Opening
    A few weeks ago I was woken up by an emergency alert on my cell phone two times. So, I had to check my phone to find out what it was all about. Fortunately it didn’t concern me, so I quickly went back to sleep. Unfortunately this set the tone for my sleep for theContinue reading “Eye Opening”
  • Frustrations and Hope
    Here are a few of my thoughts and experiences on the effects of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). An obvious effect of MCI is compromised short term memory. It may be that you cannot find a pair of glasses while they are sitting on top of your head, or you cannot remember what you did lastContinue reading “Frustrations and Hope”
  • Memory Test
    If we want to improve anything, we need to measure. The most popular test to assess cognitive capacity is the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) being used by clinicians. This is the test that asks you to draw a picture of a clock among other things, and gives you a score out of 30. If youContinue reading “Memory Test”
  • MCT Oil Followup
    In order to fight off mild cognitive impairment (MCI), we have to do all sorts of things. One of those things I tried was medium chain triglycerides (MCT) oil. I used it for approximately two months. I felt my counting skill stayed pretty good and my other memory issues seemed reasonable. While I was doingContinue reading “MCT Oil Followup”
  • Covid-19 (Novel Corona Virus)
    We are in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. It apparently started in China, where the infection rates now seem to have been brought under some degree of control. On the other hand, things are getting completely out of control in countries such as Italy, Iran, Spain and the US. It looks most other countriesContinue reading “Covid-19 (Novel Corona Virus)”
  • Medication
    Cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are like having a rusty tin roof with many holes. There are so many holes that plugging one is not going to make a significant difference. That’s why there is virtually no effective medication which helps slow down or cure brain deterioration. So much so that major pharmaceutical companiesContinue reading “Medication”
  • MCT Oil (or not)
    About two months ago, I came across an article talking about a small study done on the effectiveness of MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride). It reported that in a study, one group which was given two table spoon of MCT for two months showed significant improvement in cognitive capacity than the other which was given aContinue reading “MCT Oil (or not)”
  • *Coping Strategy Overview*
    There are several coping strategies which are very effective in dealing with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). When your doctor diagnosed you with MCI, probably he/she explained some of the things you can do to fend off. The following are the most fundamental strategies coping with MCI. Each item sounds simple and easy to follow. ButContinue reading “*Coping Strategy Overview*”
  • In the beginning
    One day I went to a meeting with an important manager of the company I was working for. I was all dressed up looking very respectable. Before the meeting started, one coworker whispered to me “Your fly is open.” That was way before I was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). You could say itContinue reading “In the beginning”
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