Perspectives of persons with mild cognitive impairment: Sense of being able

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Commonalities of the lived experience of being diagnosed and living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) were described. Eleven persons with MCI were interviewed and Colaizzi's empirical method of phenomenological analysis was used. Three major themes were found and labeled: (a) Seeing Through a Glass More Darkly: Struggling to Grasp the Reality of MCI; (b) Finding Ways to Hold on to a Sense of Being Able; and (c) Resisting Entrapment in the World of MCI: Holding on to a Sense of Self. Commonalities of experiences in persons with MCI may help guide early intervention development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-86
Number of pages12
JournalAlzheimer's Care Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Patient perceptions
  • Sense of being able

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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