Subjective Cognitive Impairment (SCI)

Subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), also known as subjective memory disorder, is when a patient reports a worsening of their thinking abilities, including memory, but the decline cannot be verified by standard tests.

Treating Subjective Cognitive Impairment (SCI)

One of the biggest advantages Dr. Sharlin provides his patients with it his unique toolbox. As both a licensed neurologist and certified functional medicine doctor he is able to provide both traditional neurology care along with advanced laboratory testing and his Brain Tune Up! program that he successfully reversed cognitive impairment.

Patients who have come to Sharlin Health and Neurology in the “Subjective Cognitive Impairment” stage have the single great opportunity to reduce their likelihood of ever developing mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease.


Patients with SCI report symptoms similar to those of mild cognitive impairment, but presently these symptoms don't often significantly affect a patient's daily activities.

Increasing Forgetfulness

Losing train of thought

Struggle to make decisions


Causes and Risk Factors

Because it is hard to evaluate subjective cognitive impairment through standard testing, the condition is not well understood. Depression has been linked to cognitive impairment and memory loss. Other risk factors associated with memory loss include:

High Cholesterol

High blood pressure



Lack of exercise

Socially disengaged