Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Test Bethpage Farmingdale, Hicksville, NY

Dr. Ronald Fagan Offers MCI Screening For Our Hicksville, Bethpage, or Farmingdale Patients

Although there are no specific tests that can be used to diagnose mild cognitive impairment, a combination of different tests and screenings are performed to help with the diagnosis. Many patients have found that as they get older, their memory or other mental functions they had no issue with in the past may have declined or that there might be a mild level of impairment.

If you or a loved one are in need of an MCI screening test in Bethpage, or Farmingdale, NY, then Dr. Ronald Fagan and his staff can help you.


What is MCI?

With passing years, aging adults start developing cognitive problems caused by a unique combination of reasons. This condition is called Mild Cognitive Impairment or MCI. Mild Cognitive Impairment causes cognitive changes in the form of memory or thinking problems that are serious enough to be noticed by the person affected and the family members. However, these may not be identical to the symptoms of Alzheimer's or dementia. Statistically, 12% to 18% of Americans above the age of 60 are living with MCI.

Medically, there is no single cause of MCI. Conditions like diabetes, depression, or a family history of mental illness can be contributing factors. However, it is not guaranteed that people with MCI may develop dementia or Alzheimer's eventually. This is why Dr. Ronald Fagan recommends an MCI screening test in Bethpage Farmingdale to monitor the changes and prevent further deterioration of cognitive functions.

What are the symptoms of MCI?

Mild cognitive impairment may not show itself as aggressively as Alzheimer's disease or dementia. However, the cognitive changes are easy to notice by the person affected and their immediate friends and family. Although absent of any personality changes and other problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease, people with MCI main still at times, struggle with everyday activities. Some early signs of MCI include:

  • Losing or forgetting where you kept your belongings;
  • Forgetting important dates, events, or appointments;
  • Losing your train of thought and struggling to remember the right words to say;
  • Some movement difficulties such as forgetting directions to a commonly visited place are also linked to MCI;
  • Other behavioral signs such as irritability, apathy, depression, short-tempered, or anxiety may also appear for some.

How is MCI diagnosed?

So, if you find yourself experiencing any of the above-listed symptoms, it's best to schedule a Mild Cognitive Impairment test in Hicksville, New York at the earliest.

Additionally, take note of family or friends pointing out your memory lapses or repeated episodes of forgetfulness. Discussing these early signs and symptoms can help diagnose MCI in its early stages.

Hence, consult with LI Medical Group’s specialists to help diagnose MCI and prevent or delay the onset of progressing conditions like Alzheimer's or dementia.


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