Mild cognitive impairment

Expert Rev Neurother. 2013 Nov;13(11):1247-61. doi: 10.1586/14737175.2013.856265.


Mild cognitive impairment is the term applied to the cognitive state that lies between normal aging and dementia. There has been significant controversy around describing, defining and characterizing mild cognitive impairment. This review will cover current understanding of the condition and discuss clinical features, research strategies and future directions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cognitive Dysfunction / diagnosis*
  • Cognitive Dysfunction / epidemiology
  • Cognitive Dysfunction / therapy*
  • Dementia / diagnosis
  • Dementia / epidemiology
  • Dementia / therapy
  • Humans
  • Neuroimaging / trends
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / methods