Objective: Amnestic MCI (aMCI) is considered to be a prodromal risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is proposed that prospective memory is impaired in the early stages of AD. The present study examined whether prospective memory performance discriminates older adults who have been diagnosed with aMCI from cognitively normal (CN) elders. Method: Eighty-one older adults (24 aMCI and 57 CN) were administered the Miami Prospective Memory Test (MPMT), which measures the ability to remember and perform intended time-based and event-based future actions. Intention to Perform, Accuracy, Need for Reminders, and Total PMT scores were assessed across three tasks. Results: Elders with aMCI scored significantly lower (m = 25) than CN participants (m = 22) with regard to overall PMT score F(1,79) = 8.41, p < .005. Those with aMCI also performed worse on PMT-Task B F(1,79) = 30.97, p < .000 and PMT-Task C F(1, 79) = 4.69, p...

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