What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a condition characterized by clear evidence of problems with cognitive abilities, most often with short term memory. The ability to perform day to day functions – such as managing a household, personal medication, or financial matters – is typically preserved or shows only minor changes. Most people living with MCI recognize their memory is declining. They often express concern they may have Alzheimer's disease (Alzheimer's) and want to take preventive steps to preserve their memory.

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Specializes in diagnosing and managing memory loss and cognitive decline including patients with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

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Mild Cognitive Impairment - Diagnosis

A diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment means that an individual meets the following criteria:

  • Short term memory problems
  • Cognitive problems involving other cognitive abilities, such as language and reasoning
  • Abnormal cognitive loss for age and level of education
  • Normal function in all other areas of daily living
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