Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a condition that falls between normal age-related cognitive
changes and more severe cognitive decline, such as dementia. Individuals with MCI experience
noticeable cognitive changes that are greater than expected for their age but do not significantly
interfere with their daily activities. MCI can be seen as a transitional stage, and not everyone with
MCI will develop dementia. There are two main types of MCI:
This type primarily involves memory problems and is often a precursor to Alzheimer disease. Individuals with amnestic MCI have difficulty with memory tasks, such as remembering recent conversations, appointments, or names of familiar people.