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Patients with mild cognitive impairment were asked to self-rate their own cognitive abilities. These self-ratings were compared with ratings from their family members. Those patients with greater discrepancies between self and family ratings were three times more likely to develop full blown dementia over the next two years than those with more accurate assessment of their cognitive abilities. (In brief. Memory lapses. Monitor on Psychology, 2018, June, p. 16)

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