Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the stage between normal forgetfulness due to aging and the development of dementia. People with MCI have mild problems with thinking and memory that do not interfere with everyday activities. 

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Clinical Neuropsychology Program

Testing for brain function and behavioral disorders is available from expert neuropsychologists at Tufts MC.
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Neurodegenerative (Dementia) Disorders Program

Our Neurodegenerative (Dementia) Disorders Program located in downtown Boston. It specializes in the treatment of degenerative brain disease and other types of dementia.
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Clinical Neuropsychology Program

The Clinical Neuropsychology Program at Tufts MC in downtown Boston evaluates brain function and behavior in children, adolescents and adults.
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Research + Clinical Trials

Imaging Dementia—Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study: A Coverage with Evidence Development Longitudinal Cohort Study

The purpose of this study is to examine how brain imaging with amyloid PET help guide your doctors in how to treat patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia and whether these changes in treatment lead to better medical outcomes. The hypothesis is that amyloid PET will decrease uncertainty and increase confidence in the underlying cause of cognitive impairment, that this will translate into earlier counseling and interventions in these domains, and that these interventions will lead to improved outcomes.
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Long-Term Nicotine Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment - the MIND study

This is a phase 2, multi-center, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy and safety the nicotine patch to alleviate symptoms of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Those who meet the study qualifications will be placed on either daily nicotine or placebo patches to be worn for 16 hours a day for the next 2 years accompanied by visits to the clinic. Participants must also have a study partner willing to participate who spends at least 10 hours a week with the participant. 
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