Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

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.

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.

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.

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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.

15-minute Consultation with Patient Advisor

Schedule a free 15-minute initial consultation with a Patient Advisory. This is an opportunity to discuss your condition where the Patient Advisor will suggest the most appropriate route to suits your specific needs.

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.

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.

Attention

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

Initial Assessment & Diagnostic Testing

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.

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

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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.

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.

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Hear From Our Happy Patients

Have had nothing but kindness and professionalism from Dementech and all their staff. From their initial guidance by Shakeela, through to staff conducting the MRI tests and Dr. Lucio D'Anna for his expertise clarity of explanation, compassion and consideration. Special mention to Zobia, who saved the day with her quick thinking that helped my mother-in-law to obtain extended care. Overall a perfect experience. Cannot recommend them enough.N Mohamed
My family and I experienced one of the hardest times of our lives having to deal with my wife’s deteriorating condition. I would like to personally thank the lovely young lady Zobiaa from Dementech, for showering us with compassion, empathy and genuine care and concern. Her professionalism, high-level customer service and communication, eye for detail, and willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate our needs and make not only my wife, but our whole family, feel as comfortable and supported as possible, is something we will always be grateful for. Thank you so much for your friendly and polite presence Zobiaa and taking the time and effort to build a relationship with us. You really made our visits to the clinic a positive, 5 star experience.P Allen
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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DOES THE CONSULTATION ENTAIL?

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.

CAN YOU ARRANGE TESTS?

All tests can be arranged prior to your consultation with us and ever after the consultation.

I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC. DO YOU HAVE ANY ALTERNATIVES TO THE MRI SCAN?

Yes we do. We offer an Upright MRI and an Open MRI

HOW QUICKLY CAN I BE SEEN?

We endeavour to see you on the same day, if possible.

IF I AM SEEN PRIVATELY, WILL I BE TAKEN OFF THE NHS WAITING LIST?

No. Seeing a doctor at Dementech will not affect your care through the NHS.

DO YOU OFFER VIDEO CALLS?

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.

DO YOU PROVIDE FINANCE?

At this current time we do not offer finance. Payments will need to be made prior to tests and consultations.

HOW QUICKLY CAN WE GET AN MRI, BLOOD TEST AND OTHER TESTING DONE?

You can get the tests within 2 days of requesting it.

Test results will be received within 2 days.

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