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Patients with mild cognitive impairment account for a significant number of referrals to old age psychiatry services and specialist memory clinics. The cognitive evaluation of such patients is commonly restricted to brief dementia screens, with no consideration to their suitability for assessing MCI. Here, we review the utility of such cognitive screens for MCI and provide an overview of validated instruments.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Geriatr Psychiatry

Publication Date

09/2009

Volume

24

Pages

902 - 915

Keywords

Aged, Alzheimer Disease, Cognition Disorders, Dementia, Vascular, Geriatric Assessment, Humans, Middle Aged, Neuropsychological Tests, Referral and Consultation, Risk Factors