Current concept and future research directions of mild cognitive impairment

Hiroyuki Arai

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) generally begins with mild memory problems which occur in an insidious manner and progresses to the development of multiple cognitive impairments. There is a 'gray' area between what is classified as 'normal' and what is classified as 'dementia', currently called mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In this article, a case of MCI is described, and the diagnosis, assessment, subclassification (pre-Alzheimer type and white matter lesion type) and future therapeutic plans for MCI are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep


  • Cerebrospinal fluid tau
  • Dementia
  • Early diagnosis
  • Early intervention
  • Periventricular white matter lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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