Journal article

The characterisation of subjective cognitive decline

Frank Jessen, Rebecca E Amariglio, Rachel F Buckley, Wiesje M van der Flier, Ying Han, Jose Luis Molinuevo, Laura Rabin, Dorene M Rentz, Octavio Rodriguez-Gomez, Andrew J Saykin, Sietske AM Sikkes, Colette M Smart, Steffen Wolfsgruber, Michael Wagner

The Lancet Neurology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

A growing awareness about brain health and Alzheimer's disease in the general population is leading to an increasing number of cognitively unimpaired individuals, who are concerned that they have reduced cognitive function, to approach the medical system for help. The term subjective cognitive decline (SCD) was conceived in 2014 to describe this condition. Epidemiological data provide evidence that the risk for mild cognitive impairment and dementia is increased in individuals with SCD. However, the majority of individuals with SCD will not show progressive cognitive decline. An individually tailored diagnostic process might be reasonable to identify or exclude underlying medical conditions ..

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