Background and purpose
Disappointing outcomes from clinical trials involving amyloid-modifying therapies for Alzheimer's disease (AD) have prompted more focus on the concept of early-stage (E) amnestic mild cognitive impairment (E-aMCI). However, limited evidence suggests that E-aMCI may represent aMCI at a very early stage of AD. Furthermore, the nature of the progression of E-aMCI to late-stage aMCI (L-aMCI) remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to characterize patterns of cortical thinning in both E-aMCI and L-aMCI patients.