Mild Cognitive impairment (MCI) is a condition in which a person has problems with memory, language or another essential cognitive function that are severe enough to be noticeable to others and show up on tests, but not severe enough to interfere with daily life. Some people with MCI may or may not go on to develop more severe forms of Neurocognitive Disorder.

For diagnostic and assessment purposes, it is important to note that The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) no longer refers to this condition as MCI, but now uses the term Mild Neurocognitive Disorder.

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