Exercising the Brain to Avoid Cognitive Decline

Examining the Evidence

William E Reichman; Alexandra J Fiocco; Nathan S Rose


Aging Health. 2010;6(5):565-584. 

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Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an acquired disturbance in cognition without resultant impairment in daily functioning. While a variety of subtypes of MCI have been described, the most common form appearing in the literature is the MCI-amnestic subtype (aMCI).[7] This represents a disturbance of memory with little to no other cognitive impairment and has shown to be a significant risk factor for the eventual development of dementia. Many researchers believe aMCI to be a prodromal condition of Alzheimer's disease (AD).[8]