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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Oct 20, 2020

The Problem with Our Problem Solving Brain

By Andrea Cuc @AndreaCuc
Do you ever find yourself ruminating and feeling overwhelmed by unhelpful thoughts?  Yeah, me too. Our brains naturally turn on problem-solving mode most of the time, but there are times problem-solving mode isn't helpful. Below is a perspective and exercise to help you unhook from unhelpful thoughts. Observing [...]
The Problem with Our Problem Solving Brain
Oct 6, 2020

Repost: Movement options: Tai Chi introduction

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
  I guess I was feeling some need for relaxation and stress management when I went searching for the best repost to our HABIT blog this week.  This one on Tai Chi really stood out for me.  Enjoy!    
Repost:  Movement options: Tai Chi introduction
Sep 29, 2020

Inspiration, Acceptance, and Erasing Stigma

By Dr. Dona Locke, HABIT AZ Director @DrDonaLocke
A couple of weeks ago, we reposted an article about sharing a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment. This is always a topic of discussion in our HABIT Healthy Action to Benefit Independence and Thinking program. In addition, many of our patients also discuss the changes they see in their [...]
Inspiration, Acceptance, and Erasing Stigma
Sep 22, 2020

Welcome Unexpected Visitors

By Michelle Graff-Radford, HABIT Yoga Instructor @michellegraffradford
The Guest House, a poem by Rumi, is often quoted by mindfulness teachers because it expresses so well the importance of accepting all our emotions. The poem invites us not to resist difficult and painful emotions but to welcome them. The image of welcoming the thoughts and entertaining them [...]
Welcome Unexpected Visitors
Sep 15, 2020

Repost: Who Else Should I Tell About My MCI?

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
This one is always a popular topic during HABIT, making it worth re-sharing today. Who Else Besides Family Should I Tell About My MCI?
Repost:  Who Else Should I Tell About My MCI?

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