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Age UK Bury and Bury CCG have begun a project to develop person-centred support for people who experience mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and their carers.

As you may be aware MCI is a condition in which someone has minor problems with cognition; their mental abilities such as memory or thinking. In MCI these difficulties are worse than would normally be expected for a healthy person of their age. Whilst, the symptoms are not severe enough to interfere significantly with daily life, and so are not defined as dementia, the condition can cause significant distress and further decline in health and wellbeing.

It is estimated that between 5 and 20% of people aged over 65 have MCI. In Bury, 355 people aged 65 and over, have been diagnosed with MCI- this is equivalent to 0.98%

In order to facilitate this development we have obtained the support of Pat Jones-Greenhalgh and John Campbell who will be undertaking detailed research on the current levels of need and support services available in the Bury area, together with regional and national best practice of how other areas are supporting people with MCI.

Pat and John will be carrying out a series of discussion meetings and your input will help to develop the options for future support. We are also looking to arrange a stakeholder workshop and will be in contact regarding the details of this in due course.

If you can help us with this project, please let me know you are happy for us to pass on your details to Pat and John. Please contact Michelle at or call on 0161 763 9030.

These two videos were made at Age UK Trafford and include Trafford patients with a diagnosis of MCI

More information is available from the Alzheimer's Society 

If you suspect you may be having problems with your memory, you should contact your GP.