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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease
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Signs & Symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment

Individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may experience mild memory loss and have difficulty remembering past events or conversations. Others may experience word-finding problems or difficulty with organization and planning. These symptoms may be similar to those seen in dementia but are typically milder in severity.

Signs and symptoms of MCI include:

  • Mild memory loss
  • Difficulty remembering past events or conversations
  • Trouble finding words
  • Having difficulty organizing or planning
  • Trouble with managing bills or accounts


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