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2 days ago · Mild Cognitive Impairment (Mild Neurocognitive Disorder) in Brain & Nervous System

Hi Sarah @emyliander – I'm late in responding because I don't get over to this page often. Glad you liked Virginia's blogs. You don't have to respond to her email – the emails just let you know that a new blog post is out. I'm not sure about the nightmares. I wonder if others on this post have experienced nightmares and link it to MCI?

6 days ago · Staying Physically Active During a Time Of Social Distancing in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Wow how I needed this right about now. I have the additional complication of being terribly allergic at a time when our pollen count is high. As much as I enjoy walking, I just can't do it now. In the past, allergy symptoms have turned into sinus infection – and I just can't risk this now. But OK @paulinehlucas – you have guilted me into making a commitment that I will drag out the exercise bike tomorrow. Thanks!

Thu, Mar 26 4:19pm · Mild Cognitive Impairment (Mild Neurocognitive Disorder) in Brain & Nervous System

@emyliander – I'm very sorry to hear about your frustration with memory issues. My husband has struggled with this and I know how difficult it can be for him at times. I would encourage you to read a blog by one of our Mayo Connect members @virginialaken
Her blog is at this address: https://virginialaken.com/ She herself has been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Her blog is a brave and beautiful sharing of her personal journey in navigating the many emotions and stresses that come along with this diagnosis. If you read through her blog posts, I believe you will be inspired and find some or many that you can relate to.

When you find one that really resonates with you, consider sharing it with your husband. It might make it a little less threatening or emotional for him if he reads the experience of someone else – more objectively – vs. hearing it from his wife. Sometimes I think our guys tend to want to "fix" the problem and get frustrated – or go into denial – when they can't. If he can read about someone else's memory issues and NOT feel like he's being called upon to solve a problem, maybe he can give you more support. I'm wishing you the best. Hope this helps some. Will you read the blog and let me know what you think?

Tue, Mar 3 4:34pm · The Role of Social Work in Mild Cognitive Impairment in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

This is so interesting. I'm curious about how you might get connected with a social worker if you are not hospitalized. If you think a social worker might be helpful, should you ask your PCP – or your neurologist? Just looking for the best path…

Sun, Mar 1 9:51pm · Our HABIT Team: Dr. Glenn Smith in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Hi @helenfrances – You could email Miranda Morris at morris.miranda@mayo.edu. Miranda is GREAT. I'm wishing you all the best in getting connected with HABIT. It's an outstanding program.

Sun, Mar 1 9:12pm · Our HABIT Team: Dr. Glenn Smith in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Thanks so much for introducing us to the gentleman who started the program. Congratulations Dr. Smith. You have truly given a huge gift to those of us who have been through the HABIT program. Thank you doesn't say enough!

Nov 26, 2019 · Involving Caregivers in the Dementia Healthcare Team in Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

This is excellent and once again reminds me how lucky we are to have HABIT and all of Mayo's HABIT team in our lives! If I had to pick my #1 wish in this list it would be that the provider allow me, as the caregiver, separate time to share concerns privately. There are so many times that I don't want to bring up something that might be upsetting to my husband OR I need a fuller explanation and I'd rather have it privately… I don't think I have ever seen one health care provider that allowed time to talk to me privately about my observations or concerns. I've learned to use the portal freely to share my concerns and observations and to ask for information.