Double risk of mortality with mild cognitive impairment

Amnestic MCI is characterised by memory problems that are more severe than normal, relative to a person’s age and education, but not serious enough to affect daily life.

Researchers analysed information from 728 individuals who were older than 70 and living in the Bronx.

During a median follow-up of 4.9 years, researchers found that those with dementia were just over 2.5 times more likely to die, while those with amnestic MCI had just over twice the risk, even after adjusting for genetic predisposition and comorbidities.