Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

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Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is defined as the symptomatic predementia stage on the continuum of cognitive decline. It is a condition in which an individual has mild but measurable problems with memory, language, thinking or judgment that are noticeable to the person affected and to family member.

MCI is a condition in which an individual has mild but measurable problems with memory, language, thinking or judgment that are noticeable to the person affected and to family members and that are greater than normal age-related changes.

However, cognitive problems are not severe enough to require help with usual activities of daily living. You might be aware that your memory or mental function has “slipped” over the last few months, or your family and close friends may have noticed small changes in your behaviour.

Same Day Diagnosis

At Dementech Neurosciences, we endeavour to see you on the same day, if possible. You no longer have to wait to be seen by an expert and can be seen alongside your journey with the NHS, With your consent, we can also share the full consultation report with your GP.

Same Day Tests, Assessments & Scans

The consultation will begin with an assessment, followed by a diagnosis. Once you have received your diagnosis, you will be given a management plan and will be prescribed with medication. You will also receive a full consultation report.

Tele Consultations Available

Dementech Neurosciences is now offering tele consultations to patients who are unable to physically attend our clinic on Wimpole street.

We will be conducting these calls through Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp call/Video call.

Mild Cognitive Impairment Symptoms

Symptoms of MCI doesn’t generally affect daily life very much. Therefore, a person with MCI, or those around them, may not notice the symptoms at first.

Memory

You may find that you are misplacing items or you may have trouble remembering recent conversations.

Mood and behaviour

You may become irritable, anxious or low in mood.

Attention

You may be finding it difficult to concentrate. Such as following conversations, or following the story of a TV programme.

Disorientation

You may have confusion about time and place.

Thinking Skills

You may have problems with planning, reasoning or completing tasks. For example, you may have trouble managing money.

Language

You may have problems finding the right words during conversations.

Initial Assessment & Diagnostic Testing

1. Consultation

Initial consultation with a specialist physician.

2. Assessment

Appointment with a neuropsychologist in the Neuropsychiatric Laboratory for computerized, detailed assessments of cognitive deficits and other neuropsychiatric issues associated with dementia.

3. Testing

Blood tests and imaging scans, outsourced to the highest quality and convenient centres in London.

4. Follow-up

Dementech Neurosciences offers a wide range of cutting-edge services, specifically designed for people with AD, such as the Dementech Biomaker Tools and genetic counselling appointments.

 

By using the latest advances in imaging and genetics, we are able to answer all your questions regarding the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring progression and response to treatment.

Mild Cognitive Impairment Diagnosis

We use cutting-edge technology CANTAB, as well neuroimaging such as MRI, amyloid and tau PET to assess the severity of cognitive deficits in people with MCI. This enables us to provide an early diagnosis of cognitive impairment and effectively manage it.

MCI Risk Assessment & Prevention

As with most medical conditions, the sooner you know what is happening, the better. Dementech Neurosciences offers a wide range of cutting-edge services, specifically designed for people with MCI, such as the Dementech Biomarker Tools and genetic counselling appointments.

By using the latest advances in imaging and genetics, we are able to answer all your questions regarding the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring progression and response to treatment.

Mild Cognitive Impairment Treatment

At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to treat all the variety of symptoms of MCI. We have in-house speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, dietitian, psychologist and psychiatrist to manage effectively cognitive symptoms.

Moreover, we offer the opportunity to participate in clinical trials testing novel pharmacological intervention, before they become available to the public, aiming to delay the progression of the disease.

Caregivers may experience significant stresses and have a high level of burden; therefore we also offer caregiver support.

Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday08.00 – 20.00

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