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Has anyone here had experience with mild cognitive impairment (mci) patient and does it progress to Alzheimer's or not?

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In brief: A few extra points.

Mci is the first indication of a cognitive problem, and usually involves an only memory the amnestic mci pt can get alzheimer's about 90% in 10 yrs, but 10% stay ok.
If the mci involves organizational skills, or awareness, or includes hallucinations, this group may develop parkinson's or frontotemporal dementia. Many doctors might use meds on mci pts early protectively.

In brief: A few extra points.

Mci is the first indication of a cognitive problem, and usually involves an only memory the amnestic mci pt can get alzheimer's about 90% in 10 yrs, but 10% stay ok.
If the mci involves organizational skills, or awareness, or includes hallucinations, this group may develop parkinson's or frontotemporal dementia. Many doctors might use meds on mci pts early protectively.
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Dr. Justin ORourke
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 14% a year...

Approximately 14% of patients diagnosed with amnestic mci progress into alzheimer disease every year. The progression rate of those diagnosed with non-amnestic mci into other diseases is less well-known and currently being researched by neuropsychologists and neurologists.

In brief: 14% a year...

Approximately 14% of patients diagnosed with amnestic mci progress into alzheimer disease every year. The progression rate of those diagnosed with non-amnestic mci into other diseases is less well-known and currently being researched by neuropsychologists and neurologists.
Dr. Justin ORourke
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
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In brief: Yes and sometimes

All physicians and especially neurologists have experience with mild cognitive impairment.
Some cases of mild cognitive impairment may progress into alzheimer's disease or any of the other neurodegenerative diseases that lead to dementia.

In brief: Yes and sometimes

All physicians and especially neurologists have experience with mild cognitive impairment.
Some cases of mild cognitive impairment may progress into alzheimer's disease or any of the other neurodegenerative diseases that lead to dementia.
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. Christopher Wilson
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: Amyvid scan

The new Amyvid scans measures amyloid load and may be helpful in stratifying risk of mci conversion to alzheimer's.

In brief: Amyvid scan

The new Amyvid scans measures amyloid load and may be helpful in stratifying risk of mci conversion to alzheimer's.
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Dr. Christopher Wilson
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