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Nationally Informed Recommendations on Approaching the Detection, Assessment, and Management of Mild Cognitive Impairment

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posted on 2024-06-19, 15:10 authored by M Woodward, H Brodaty, M McCabe, CL Masters, SL Naismith, P Morris, CC Rowe, P Walker, Mark YatesMark Yates
Prior to the usual clinical symptoms of dementia, there can be subtle changes in cognitive function that differ from the normal age-related cognitive decline, which has been termed mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The increase in the numbers of individuals with possible MCI presenting to health care professionals, notably, General Practitioners (GPs), is going to rise dramatically in the coming years. With ever increasing demands on GPs, it is therefore timely to provide information that can be accessed by health care professionals to assist them in making appropriate diagnoses and to provide the most relevant, evidence-based treatment options. We have provided a comprehensive list of recommendations that aim to address key aspects of MCI in primary care. Specifically, these relate to detection and diagnosis; sharing the diagnosis, monitoring, and follow up; practical interventions to potentially delay progression; and personalizing care—planning, engagement, and patient motivation for the long term.

History

Journal

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

Volume

89

Pagination

803-809

Location

Netherlands

ISSN

1387-2877

eISSN

1875-8908

Language

English

Publication classification

C4 Letter or note

Issue

3

Publisher

IOS PRESS