National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Mild Cognitive Impairment is the National Institute on Aging
Some forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. However, some people have more memory problems than other people their age. This condition is called mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. People with MCI can take care of themselves and do their normal activities.
MCI memory problems may include
Your healthcare provider can do thinking, memory, and language tests to see if you have MCI. He or she also may suggest that you see a specialist for more tests. Because MCI may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, it's really important to see your healthcare provider every 6 to 12 months.At this time, there is no proven treatment for MCI. Your healthcare provider can check to see if you have any changes in your memory or thinking skills over time.
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)