How Do I Know if I (or My Loved One) Has MCI?

People with MCI can still take care of themselves and do normal activities.

Symptoms of MCI may include:

  • Forgetting to go to events and appointments
  • Losing things often
  • Having more trouble coming up with words than other people their age
  • Getting lost in familiar surroundings

Your doctor can test your thinking, memory, and language to see if you have MCI. You may also need to see a specialist for more tests. Because MCI may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, it’s really important to see your doctor every 6 to 12 months.