Mild cognitive impairment

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a term used to describe early memory and thinking problems in older people. It is not a disease in itself.

There is help and support available for those worried about or affected by MCI or dementia.

The Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline offers practical advice and emotional support to people affected by MCI and dementia and those with concerns about obtaining a diagnosis. Call 0800 888 6678.

Alzheimer’s Society provides information and services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Call 0300 222 1122.

Alzheimer Scotland provides advice and local services in Scotland.  Call 0808 808 3000.

For more information about organisations that can provide support and advice, visit our ‘Care and support’ pages.

This information was written in January 2018 and is due to be reviewed in November 2019. Please contact us if you would like a version with references.

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