Episodic memory and semantic fluency to predict progression to mild cognitive impairment

Takeaway

  • In cognitively unimpaired middle-aged men, differences in episodic memory or semantic verbal fluency correlate with progression to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) after 6 years follow-up.

Why this matters

    This study highlights the importance of cognitive variations in individuals who are still cognitively unimpaired, which may serve as biomarkers for earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.