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New Criteria May Aid Earlier, More Accurate Diagnosis of aMCI
eMediNexus,  13 October 2019
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Taking a patients sex into account may facilitate earlier diagnosis of amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) in women by adjusting for the so-called life-long "female advantage" in verbal memory performance, which can mask early signs of dementia, new research suggests.

Using the new criteria, researchers found that approximately 10% of female patients who were previously deemed "cognitively normal" actually had a diagnosis of aMCI. The study was published online October 9 in Neurology.

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