Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

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.

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Nov 19, 2019

Recipe: Basil Pesto Orzo

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT Midwest Director @dranneshanderaochsner
As the weather turns cooler, many of us find ourselves gravitating toward warm, cozy dishes such as pasta. Pesto is a great topping for whole grain pasta, with lots of brain-healthy olive oil as the star ingredient. This dish was served at one of our recent HABIT sessions. [...]
Recipe: Basil Pesto Orzo
Nov 12, 2019

Repost: To Medicate or Not to Medicate for MCI: That is the Question

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
As this is always a popular topic of discussion during HABIT, I thought I would re-post the link to this excellent piece Dr. Locke wrote for us earlier in the year in case you missed it: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/living-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci/newsfeed-post/to-medicate-or-not-to-medicate-for-mci-that-is-the-question/
Repost:  To Medicate or Not to Medicate for MCI: That is the Question
Nov 4, 2019

Exercise Part 2: Does Exercise Change the Brain in People with MCI?

By paulinehlucas @paulinehlucas
There are many great health reasons to stay physically active throughout life. Because of these benefits, the limited risks, and the low to no cost options for getting moving, it has been said that if we could package exercise as a pill, everyone would take it. Besides all the [...]
Exercise Part 2: Does Exercise Change the Brain in People with MCI?
Oct 29, 2019

Getting Started with Exercising: Slow and Steady Makes a Habit

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT Midwest Director @dranneshanderaochsner
Awhile back, we featured a post by HABIT staff member Maria Caselli (@mariacaselli), on the updated physical activity guidelines for older adults (check it out here if you missed it). Her post was a great reminder that we don’t have to do all of our daily exercise minutes all [...]
Getting Started with Exercising: Slow and Steady Makes a Habit
Oct 22, 2019

Appreciation from (and to) A Recent Graduate

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
We just finished HABIT in Jacksonville, and a participant allowed me to post a wonderful message he and his wife wrote to us in a thank you card. Dear Drs. Chandler, Oskarsson, Tran, and Michelle, Miranda, and Carolyne: Imagine an entire team of compassionate professionals focused on helping our [...]
Appreciation from (and to) A Recent Graduate

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