Non-Invasive, Cost-Effective, Early Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment in an Outpatient Setting: Pilot Study

A. T. White, R. B. Merino, S. Hardin, S. Kim

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Abstract

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) affect millions worldwide, yet no curative treatments for these neuro-degenerative disorders have been developed to date. The current study aims to propose a noninvasive, cost-effective, early diagnostic protocol for individuals suffering with MCI in an outpatient setting. Elderly participants (n=11) were screened for MCI utilizing the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) questionnaire preceding a visual stimuli task. Participants were presented with facial stimuli to elicit event related potentials (ERP) while their cortical activity was recorded utilizing electroencephalogram (EEG). Combining regional neurophysiological biomarkers into a multidimensional feature space allowed for differentiation between healthy and MCI participants based on their respective MoCA scores. This study illustrates the feasibility of recording reliable EEG in an outpatient setting while presenting a novel method for diagnosing MCI in elderly (age >60) populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages13-16
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636466
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Jul 18 2018Jul 21 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2018-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period7/18/187/21/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Biomedical Engineering

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