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Half a million Canadians aged 65 and older have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), but many don’t know it because only a small percentage pursue a diagnosis. MCI may lead to dementia, including dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, but not always.

The second edition of Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Guide to Maximizing Brain Health and Reducing Risk of Dementia is available from Oxford University Press.

This edition features updated content to reflect new advances in the field. It is split into short, bite-sized chapters to be accessible to individuals with MCI and their families. It remains the only book on MCI that is written by clinician scientists for a general audience.

This book covers:

  • What MCI is, how it differs from normal aging and dementia, what it may lead to and its risk factors
  • How MCI is diagnosed and treated, and how it affects individuals and their family members
  • Information about how to optimize cognitive health through lifestyle choices like diet and exercise, cognitive and social engagement, and the use of practical, effective memory strategies

Helpful tables and worksheets from the book:

How to order

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment is available for purchase online and at bookstores.

About the authors

Dr. Nicole Anderson – Clinical Neuropsychologist and Senior Scientist, Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute.
Dr. Anderson is also a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She has been a researcher at Baycrest since 2001. Her research focuses on memory and other cognitive functions in healthy older adults and older adults with MCI.  A major focus of Dr. Anderson's current research is the Kimel Family Centre for Brain Health and Wellness, a research-driven community centre on the Baycrest campus delivering personalized dementia risk reduction programming for people aged 50 and over. 

Dr. Kelly Murphy – Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist, Director of Service Development and Research, Springboard Clinic.
Dr. Murphy has a multidisciplinary clinic focused on ADHD assessment and treatment. Dr. Murphy is also a visiting researcher with the Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health Program and the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Murphy led the development of Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI, an evidence-based group intervention to promote brain health and wellness in older adults at risk of dementia.

Dr. Angela Troyer – Clinical Neuropsychologist, Program Director, and Interprofessional Practice Chief, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health Program, Baycrest Hospital.
Dr. Troyer is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. She started working as a psychologist at Baycrest in 1997, where she developed and implemented the Memory and Aging Program and provided clinical neuropsychological assessment services. She has an active research program in the area of assessment and intervention of memory changes associated with normal aging and MCI.

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