HABIT Healthy Action to Benefit Independence & Thinking

Welcome to the HABIT page for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and program participants.  The HABIT Program is for individuals with MCI and their loved ones to learn the best strategies for adapting, coping, and living their best lives with MCI.

Follow the HABIT page to receive updates and information about adjusting to MCI and combating dementia. Our goal is to connect you with others and provide you with information and support.

Resources for those Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Yoga for Mindful Aging Video (from the HABIT Healthy Action to Benefit Independence & Thinking ® Program)

Kurasz AM, DeFeis B, Locke DEC, De Wit L, Amofa P, Smith G, Chandler M. Psychometric Properties of the Self-Efficacy for Managing Mild Cognitive Impairment Scale (2020). International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Advance online publication.

Amofa P, DeFeis B, De Wit L, O’Shea D, Mejia A, Chandler M, Locke D, Fields J, Phatak V, Dean P, Crook J, Smith G. (2019) Functional ability is associated with higher adherence to behavioral interventions in mild cognitive impairment. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. [epub Oct 13], 1-19.

De Wit L, Chandler M, Amofa P, DeFeis B, Mejia A, O’Shea D, Locke D, Fields J, Smith G. (2019). Memory Support System training in mild cognitive impairment: Predictors of learning and adherence. Neuropsychology Rehabilitation. [Epub Sept 20], 1-13

Chandler MJ, Locke DE, Crook JE, Fields JA, Ball CT, Phatak VS, Dean PM, Morris M, Smith GE. (2019) Comparative effectiveness of behavioral interventions on quality of life for older adults with mild cognitive impairment. JAMA Netw Open, 2(5), e193016. 1-12. PubMed PMID: 31099860

Langer K, O'Shea D, De Wit L, DeFeis B, Mejia A, Amofa P, Chandler M, Locke D, Fields J, Phatak V, Dean P, Smith G. (2019). Self-efficacy mediates the association between physical functioning and perceived quality of life in individuals with mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease,68 (4), 1511-1519. PMID: 30909227.

DeWit L, O'Shea DM, Chandler M, Bhaskar T, Tanner J, Vemuri P, Crook J, Morris M, Smith G. Physical exercise and cognitive engagement outcomes for mild neurocognitive disorder: A group-randomized pilot trial. Trials. 2018. 19: 573. PMID: 30340619.

O'Shea DM, DeWit L, Smith GE. Doctor, should I use compueter games to prevent dementia? Clin Gerontol. 2017 Oct 10, 42(1)" 3-16. PMID: 29020530.

Smith GE, Chandler M, Fields JA, Aakra J, Locke DEC. (2018). A survey of patient and partner treatment outcome and treatment preferences in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 63(4): 1459-1468. PMID: 29843239.

Smith G, Chandler M, Locke DEC, Fields J, Phatak V, Crook J, Hanna S, Lunde A, Morris M, Graff-Radford M, Hughes CA, Lepore S, Cuc A, Caselli M, Hurst D, Wethe J, Francone A, Eilertsen J, Lucas P, Hoffman Snyder C, Kuang L, Becker M, Dean P, Diehl N, Lofquist M, Vanderhook S, Myles D, Cochran D. (2017). Behavioral interventions to prevent or delay dementia: Protocol for a randomized comparative effectiveness study. JMIR Res Protoc, 6(11) e223. PMID: 29180344.

Chandler M, Locke DEC, Duncan N, Hanna S, Cuc A, Fields J, Hoffman Snyder C, Lunde A, Smith GE. (2017). Computer vs. compensatory calendar training in individuals with mild cognitive impairment: functional impact in a pilot study. Brain Sciences, 7, 112-122. PMID: 28878146.

Cuc AV, Locke DEC, Duncan N, Fields JA, Snyder CH, Hanna S, Lunde A, Smith GE, Chandler M. (2017). A pilot randomized trial of two cognitive rehabilitation interventions for mild cognitive impairment: caregiver outcomes. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 32, e180-e187. PMID: 28233343.

Barrios PG, Gonzalez RP, Hanna SM, Lunde AM, Fields JA, Locke DEC, Smith GE. (2016). Priority of treatment outcomes for caregivers and patients with mild cognitive impairment: Preliminary analysis. Neurology and Therapy, 5(2), 183-192. PMID: 27506698.

Chandler MJ, Parks AC, Marsiske M, Rotblatt LJ, Smith GE (2016). Everyday impact of cognitive interventions in mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuropsychology Review, 26, 225-251. PMID: 27632385.

Locke DEC, Chandler Greenaway M, Duncan N, Fields JA, Cuc AV, Hoffman Snyder C, Hanna S, Lunde A, Smith GE. (2014). A patient-centered analysis of enrollment and retention in a randomized behavioral trail of two cognitive rehabilitation interventions for mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease, 1(3), 143-150. PMID: 27398353.

Greenaway MC, Duncan NL, Smith GE. (2012) The memory support system for mild cognitive impairment: a randomized trial of a cognitive rehabilitation intervention. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(4), 402-409. PMID: 22678947.

Greenaway MC, Hanna SM, Lepore SW, Smith GE. (2008) A behavioral rehabilitation intervention for amnestic mild cognitive impairment. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Disorders, 23(5), 451-461. PMID: 18955724.