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Sister said I have mci. What is that?
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: MCI
Mild cognitive impairment can present in different ways.
Pure amnestic(short term memory loss) mci is now known to be pre alzheimers- 12-15% of these patients will progresss to ad per year. Non- amnestic mci where other areas of brain function are affected is not pre ad; it may remain stable. Both types of mci need close follow up to monitor for progression of illness.

In brief: MCI
Mild cognitive impairment can present in different ways.
Pure amnestic(short term memory loss) mci is now known to be pre alzheimers- 12-15% of these patients will progresss to ad per year. Non- amnestic mci where other areas of brain function are affected is not pre ad; it may remain stable. Both types of mci need close follow up to monitor for progression of illness.
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