Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Diagnosis & Treatment

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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.

Mild Cognitive Impairment Symptoms

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.

These changes usually aren’t severe enough to significantly interfere with your day-to-day life and usual activities.

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.

Amnestic MCI:

MCI that primarily affects memory. A person may start to forget important information that he or she would previously have recalled easily, such as appointments or recent events.

Nonamnestic MCI:

MCI that affects thinking skills other than memory, including the ability to make sound decisions, judge the time or sequence of steps needed to complete a complex task, or visual perception.

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.

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