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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

Explore the Neurodegenerative Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston to learn more about treating 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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Doctors + Care Team

Tinatin Chabrashvili, MD, PhD

Tinatin Chabrashvili, MD, PhD

Title(s): Director, Dementia Clinic; Neurologist; Associate Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8015
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Vascular neurology, movement disorders, cognitive neurology, traumatic brain injury, neurorehabilitation

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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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