Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
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The transition phase of cognitive decline

In developing pathway recommendations for MCI, we met with peer support groups for persons who had memory concerns, or had received a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment and asked them what their concerns were. We also met with their spouses and family members who attended separate support groups.

The results of these discussions were poignant. The MCI phase is not dementia, but persons with MCI and their significant others are painfully aware that all is not right in their world, and have remarkable insight and judgment into what troubles are developing for them in everyday life.

Learn more about the Mild Cognitive Impairment phase.

Clinical practice recommendations

The following 3 clinical "pinch-points" were identified by persons with MCI and their family members:


The clinical toolkit for Mild Cognitive Impairment includes assessment tools, physician guidelines, useful reading and client education and support materials.

Other resources

  • HeadsUp for Healthier Brains (Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
  • Okanagan MCI Algorithm and Resource Pathway: The purpose of this MCI Algorithm is to provide physicians and other health care professionals with a simple and comprehensive one‐stop resource access to evidence‐based tools, clinical references and related local services to assist them with the identification, screening, assessment and care planning for their patients/families with and affected by MCI. 


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