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Tue, May 26 7:54pm · How the Interventions in HABIT Might Benefit MCI Caregivers in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

I believe only the person living with MCI can really understand the true value of the HABIT program. The education, knowledge and support given changed our whole lifestyle. And has maintained much of the valve of the relationship. In our case, a long time married couple. The next most important "gift" has been our on-going support group meetings. Covid-19 has taken our socialization, activities like exercise class, concerts, music lessons and support group!

Sun, May 24 2:42pm · Wrap up: Creating your Resiliency Roadmap in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Thank you Dr Locke for including us all in the program. Now…when safe we need our support group back! Bonnie Phillips

Sun, May 3 4:57pm · Day 2: Creating your Resiliency Roadmap in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Change in routine. The change of our activity and social calendar is a complete life-style upset at our house. I considered my full time job was keeping busy engaged in activities, and socialization was an almost daily thing with friends and family. More so in the winter with winter visitor family members.
The mistake I made was thinking now we had to be home I could plan all these projects that could be done around the house.
Stressful……it was not working for either of us. I wanted the spare time for projects and my husband was totally at lose ends with nothing to do.
Finally when nothing was going good…..I decided my full time job is activity and companionship around the house. What a relief! Things are going much smoother, and there is definitely less stress. My heart breaks over the cognitive decline losses these last couple of months.

Tue, Feb 4 11:00am · Pilot study: Habits for Healthy Cognitive Aging in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

How wonderful to start early with life-style changes that make a difference. With the tools your program uses, a big change in the progression should bring the needed results for so many seniors. Your new program will provide the help so many of us needed and could not find before H.A.B.I.T. Congratulations on starting a new program. Lately you can find published articles and information about early memory issues for the public. Society is waking up!

Nov 15, 2019 · Exercise Part 2: Does Exercise Change the Brain in People with MCI? in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

With the diagnosis of MCI summer of 2015 we started an exercise class with Silver Sneakers at our local fitness center. Often the cost of these classes are covered by your medical insurance. In our case we pay out of pocket and consider it preventive medicine. The class is held three days a week, 45 minutes long. Our class size is close to 100 seniors who understand the over-all value of regular exercise. It becomes a part of your routine, and we are positive this has been a big factor in keeping the MCI from progressing these pass years. Bonnie

Sep 20, 2019 · 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.

Sep 2, 2019 · 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.

Jul 25, 2019 · 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.