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Mild cognitive impairment. What exactly is this?
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Dr. Mark Fisher
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In brief: Explanation
"dementia" is a functional term. It refers to a person who has not been independent in activities of daily living (adls) for at least 3 consecutive months.
Dementia has numerous possible causes (eg alzheimer's). Mci = unequivocal loss of faculties: memory, thinking, reasoning, insight, judgment, task completion, apraxia, etc without being as functionally impaired as a demented person.

In brief: Explanation
"dementia" is a functional term. It refers to a person who has not been independent in activities of daily living (adls) for at least 3 consecutive months.
Dementia has numerous possible causes (eg alzheimer's). Mci = unequivocal loss of faculties: memory, thinking, reasoning, insight, judgment, task completion, apraxia, etc without being as functionally impaired as a demented person.
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