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Vol. 53, No. 1, 2007
Issue release date: December 2006
Section title: Debate
Gerontology 2007;53:28–35
(DOI:10.1159/000095763)

Mild Cognitive Impairment: What’s in a Name?

Dierckx E. · Engelborghs S. · De Raedt R. · De Deyn P.P. · Ponjaert-Kristoffersen I.
aDevelopmental and Lifespan Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, bDepartment of Neurology and Memory Clinic, Middelheim General Hospital (ZNA), cLaboratory of Neurochemistry and Behaviour, Institute Born-Bunge, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, and dDepartment of Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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Abstract of Debate

Received: 6/16/2006
Accepted: 7/16/2006
Published online: 9/20/2006

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0304-324X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0003 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/GER

Abstract

Background: Nowadays the term mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is used to fill the gap between cognitive changes associated with normal ageing and those associated with dementia. Despite some agreement in general definitions, MCI is still a heterogeneous clinical syndrome for which no DSM-IV criteria have yet been established. Criteria by Petersen et al. are presently the most applied in clinical practice. Moreover, little attention has been paid to the specific relation between MCI and depression. Objective: This review highlights some concerns about the concept of MCI and provides guidelines within the field of neuropsychology to solve them. In a second part, the paper focuses on the specific relationship between depression in the elderly and MCI. Results: We hypothesize that certain test instruments can be used to operationalize the criteria proposed by Petersen et al. Moreover, we suggest that cued recall might be of help to differentiate between progressive and non-progressive MCI. Concerning the specific relation between depression and MCI, we assume that elderly depression with concomitant cognitive problems can be seen as an MCI. Conclusion: The proposed adjustments and additions (neuropsychological instruments and the incorporation of depressive symptoms) in the diagnostic flowchart of Petersen may serve as useful tools for clinicians when making a diagnosis of MCI.


  

Author Contacts

Eva Dierckx
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
BE–1050 Brussels (Belgium)
Tel. +32 2 629 2447, Fax +32 2 629 2532, E-Mail eva.dierckx@vub.ac.be

  

Article Information

Received: June 16, 2006
Accepted: July 16, 2006
Published online: September 20, 2006
Number of Print Pages : 8
Number of Figures : 1, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 57

  

Publication Details

Gerontology (International Journal of Experimental, Clinical and Behavioural Gerontology)

Vol. 53, No. 1, Year 2007 (Cover Date: December 2006)

Journal Editor: Meier-Ruge, W. (Basel)
ISSN: 0304–324X (print), 1423–0003 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/GER


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Debate

Received: 6/16/2006
Accepted: 7/16/2006
Published online: 9/20/2006

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0304-324X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0003 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/GER


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