Mild cognitive impairment and dementia

Marilyn S. Albert, Deborah Blacker

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Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a clinical syndrome thought to represent the transition between normal function and dementia. This review describes data that support the existence of such a transitional phase, outlines the heterogeneity of MCI and how that has influenced the evolving concept of MCI, and discusses the impact of heterogeneity on recent MCI clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-388
Number of pages10
JournalAnnual Review of Clinical Psychology
StatePublished - 2006


  • APOE
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Biomarkers
  • Clinical trials
  • MCI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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