Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a condition in which individuals demonstrate cognitive impairment with minimal impairment of instrumental activities of daily living (IADL).
Source : Neurology. 2018 Jan 16; 90(3): 126–135.
It can occur as a transitional stage between 'normal' ageing (with) and the development of dementia or
It can involve some cognitive impairment and mild memory loss.
It was first recognised as a distinct condition around two decades ago. The incidence is currently estimated at between 10% and 25% of the over 60s.
Its cause is unknown and there are currently no effective treatments.
Note: There is currently a proposal to re-name MCI to Mild Neurocognitive Disorder
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