Qualitative measures to predict decline in patients with mild cognitive impairment

Takeaway

  • Word recognition is a good predictor of the likelihood of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) converting to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) within three years.

Why this matters

  • Identifying patients in the early stages of dementia is a major goal due to the potential for early intervention, and the ability to ascertain patient suitability for inclusion in trials.