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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Aug 11, 2020

Yoga's Impact on Physical Function in those with MCI and Care Partners

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
For this week's post, I'm excited to share the results of one of our many studies that came from our Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI) trial.  This trial explored the comparative effectiveness of each of the interventions we provide in the HABIT Program.  In other words, we looked [...]
Yoga's Impact on Physical Function in those with MCI and Care Partners
Aug 4, 2020

Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC)

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
The leading international conference where scientists and clinicians come together to discuss the latest news in cognitive aging, MCI, and dementia took place in a virtual format last week.  Dr. Locke and I were originally supposed to travel to Amsterdam to present information on HABIT research and to learn [...]
Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC)
Jul 28, 2020

New Research on Exercise and the Brain

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT Midwest Director @dranneshanderaochsner
  We've written many posts about the enormous power of exercise to strengthen the brain and promote healthy cognitive functioning as we age. In a new study conducted in mice that was published this month in the journal Science, researchers added yet another compelling set of data to [...]
New Research on Exercise and the Brain
Jul 21, 2020

Would You Find Support Groups Helpful?

By An Oskarsson @an_oskarsson
The answer is:  PROBABLY Support Groups exist because many people find it very comforting to meet regularly with a group of people who are experiencing a similar situation, where the intent is to support each other in a “judgment-free” space. During a support group meeting, members can learn from each [...]
Would You Find Support Groups Helpful?
Jul 14, 2020

Repost: "I Already Told You That" When Memory Affects Communication

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
We just got done having this discussion with out HABIT group here in Florida today, reminding me that this is a good topic for most anyone with a loved one with memory loss.  Click below to read this article by Andrea Cuc, LMSW from Arizona from 2018. "I [...]
Repost:  "I Already Told You That" When Memory Affects Communication

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