Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
A diagnosis of MCI is given when a person has subtle impairment in their cognitive function eg. memory, but do not have the cluster of symptoms or severity of symptoms seen in Dementia. Those with a diagnosis of MCI have a higher risk of developing a dementia and are usually reviewed in a year (or earlier) to determine if there is significant deterioration in brain functioning over time. Mild impairment of mental abilities may be caused by common treatable mental health problems like anxiety or depression and your specialist will be able to identify and treat these appropriately.