Case 5: Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI Index = 2)

This older woman with mild memory impairment was diagnosed as having Mild Cognitive Impairment, based on a comprehensive neuropsychological battery and Cognistat.   Her Cognistat MCI Index score of 2 falls in the mid range ("suggests MCI") for MCI and is based on her age of 75, an isolated impairment in the area of Memory, and normal performance on Constructions.

(Data courtesy of Dr. Howard Chertkow, Lady Davis Research Centre, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal).

A score of 12 out of 12 falls within the average range.
A score of 8 out of 8 falls within the average range.
These Language scores fall within the average range.
A score of 6 out of 6 falls within the average range.
A score of 8 out of 12 suggests memory impairment. It is important to rule out treatable causes of memory problems and/or more general cognitive decline. This patient needs to be further evaluated both medically and cognitively.
This patient has specific areas of impairment: Memory.
MCI Index: 
The MCI Index is 2, which suggests Amnestic MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment). This patient should be followed with serial testing.