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Behrman S, Valkanova V, Allan CL. Diagnosing and managing mild cognitive impairment. Practitioner 2017;261(1804):17-20

Diagnosing and managing mild cognitive impairment

23 May 2017Registered users

The prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in adults aged 65 and over is estimated to be 10-20%. It is likely that this figure will increase in line with trends in dementia diagnosis. In some cases, mild cognitive impairment may be a prodrome for dementia, and may be caused by any of the dementia pathology subtypes. It is important to obtain a history of cognitive changes over time, as well as information about the onset and nature of cognitive symptoms, confirmed by a reliable informant, if available.

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