Have you ever had any of your loved ones worse than before? He loses the thread in conversation, sometimes he forgets what he was supposed to do, and at the same time he still remembers his youth with details? Or maybe you noticed something like that at home? Such problems do not have to be a serious illness immediately, but it also does not mean that they should be reconciled with 'such age'. See, how you can help yourself and your loved ones!
Problems with memory or concentration do not necessarily mean Alzheimer's disease. These may be mild cognitive disorders which, according to specialists, are not a disease, because they do not interfere with daily functioning, which can not be said about dementia. The American Alzheimer's Association estimates that mild cognitive impairment affects 15-20% of people over 65 years of age. Mild cognitive impairment may or may not be an intermediate condition between healthy functioning and dementia. In some people, changes stop at a certain stage for the rest of their lives, and in others they can even go back completely. 
Minor memory problems are normal at a certain age. The brain is aging the same as other organs, so it's no wonder that someone close to you forgets a word or the name of a long-lost neighbor. However, continuous and increasing problems can mean mild cognitive impairment. Pay attention to whether the following:
Risk factors in mild cognitive impairment include age, smoking, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, obesity, lack of exercise, low education, social withdrawal and reluctance to intellectual entertainment.
If your loved one has the symptoms listed above, go to a doctor - a psychiatrist or a neurologist. A good specialist will perform cognitive tests, such as Mini-Mental, which is used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and exclude other diseases that may give similar symptoms such as vitamin B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, brain tumor, stroke, hypertension, depression or sleep apnea . If the doctor excludes these diseases, the only explanation that will remain is mild cognitive impairment.
Until recently, medicine was powerless in this case and the doctors recommended only a healthy lifestyle, that is regular exercise, low-fat diet and rich in vegetables and fruits, Omega-3 fatty acids, intellectual development (crosswords, computer use, playing games, reading books), social meetings and memory training. However, scientific studies have not confirmed definitively whether these actions give effects at all. 
Citicoline has been known so far as a medicine used for stroke and head injuries. However, recently the drug is used in both glaucoma and Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.  The latter should especially interest you, because it turned out that citicoline also works in mild cognitive impairment because:
Until now, doctors have told their patients to accept problems with memory and concentration, because "such a PESEL". However, today you no longer need to look powerless at how your loved one is losing independence. You can restore his mind's efficiency with citicoline!