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2 days ago · What is HABIT Healthy Action to Benefit Independence & Thinking®? in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

H.A.B.I.T. is a program at the three Mayo Clinic locations. So information would be from each clinic.
By meetings you may mean the Support Group meetings and they are held for alumni of the programs.

Mon, Sep 2 12:36pm · HABIT in the News: See the Story on Us in AARP Magazine! in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

The information in this article could be so very helpful to many people. When looking to find information about MCI there is not much to be found.
I recently attended an Alzheimer's association conference for the public and medical people working in the area…..there was no reference to MCI and no literature or information presented. My thinking was there is no $$$ to be made because of the no medication treatment for MCI.

Thu, Jul 25 6:41pm · Summertime Mediterranean Diet Recipes in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

The bean salad is quite good. Sure seems healthy and is easy to make. Did not try the salmon, it looks lovely unless your spouse does not eat fish.

Fri, Jul 12 10:06pm · Feeling overwhelmed? Try these communication tips. in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

It gets easier with TIME to simply repeat the information in a sweet voice (not one that sounds like you are out of patience just because you have repeated something many times in a short period). After all, how would you like to be the person that has to repeatedly ask the question because the mind is blank! Hard to understand when it is our partner; not the same person we have lived with all these many years! It is kindness to them, while crying on the inside.

Wed, Jul 3 5:18pm · Loss of long and short term memory in Epilepsy & Seizures

MCI is basically only short term memory loss. Sorry, we have no experience with seizures or medications for seizures. Bonnie

Tue, Jun 18 11:43pm · Memory and Music Therapy in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Interesting subject, we hear a lot about music therapy and memory. My husband started private baritone horn lessons a year ago. He played up to 10th grade in High School but dropped band when his family relocated and he had to attend a new high school. He had inherited his father's horn and we had moved it with us several moves in the last 25 years.
The lessons were enjoyed and he seemed to be doing well until interrupted by dental complications over a month ago. The real result will be known when he resumes lessons and practice. The time off has changed his HABIT…..and he feels he has lost ground. We shall see soon.

Sat, Jun 8 12:22am · Revisiting Brain Exercises in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Interesting this post is here when I finally get to check email. Denny just asked a few days ago if there is a class or something to help improve his memory.
Since technology is an issue "brain games" do not work for us. Have thought that maybe a part of the participants support group could be structured Brain exercises? But, since that is only once a month it may not be often enough.
While visiting the AZ Science Center today I picked up a book by Nancy Linde titled: 399 games, puzzles & trivia challenges specially designed to keep your brain young. "Organized on an increasing scale of difficulty…..all it takes is ten to fifteen minutes a day of playing the right games. (It's fun.)"
We are going to have a special "game" time every day together and check it out. So far I was impressed by the introduction from Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Division of Psychology, U of Miami Miller School of Medicine which I read on the trip home via light rail.

Sat, May 18 11:33pm · Technologies That Can Help, Part 1 (Medication & Driving) in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

For safe travel I found that zero distractions are better. This is not a good time for discussion or conversation. All energy is needed to focus on driving.