Helping Clinicians Determine Cognitive Status

Findings from an ongoing validation study suggest that certain informant-reported cognitive symptoms appear to help healthcare providers determine whether patients have normal cognition or amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). Strong indicators of an aMCI included: Informant-reported repetition of statements and/or questions. Trouble knowing the day, date, month, year, and time. Difficulty managing finances. Decreased sense of direction. Source: BMC Geriatrics, February 3,...