Mild cognitive impairment care at Mayo Clinic

Team approach

Mayo Clinic neurologists, mental health specialists (psychologists and psychiatrists), imaging specialists (radiologists), sleep medicine specialists and others work together to diagnose and treat people with mild cognitive impairment.

Individualized treatment

Your doctor will work with you to develop a treatment plan appropriate for you and your family's needs.

Research

Mayo Clinic doctors conduct extensive research in mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and conduct clinical trials. You may have an opportunity to participate in a clinical trial as part of your treatment at Mayo Clinic.

Family support and education

Doctors and staff will educate you and your family about your condition.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Every year, Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists) evaluate and treat over 3,000 people with mild cognitive impairment and other neurological conditions.

Advanced research and treatment

Mayo Clinic researchers actively study mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions that affect your memory and thinking skills.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Aug. 17, 2017
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