Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

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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 16, 2018

Now What? The Importance of Having Purpose as We Age

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
For many, one of the perks of age is the ability to retire. You worked hard all your life to earn your time to do whatever you want, when you want to do it. Yes, you EARNED it.  Or, maybe memory loss, or other circumstance, has forced you to [...]
Now What? The Importance of Having Purpose as We Age
Oct 9, 2018

I Tried a Mediterranean Diet Meal Delivery Kit for a Week, and This is What Happened

By An Oskarsson @an_oskarsson
Have you heard about meal planning kits delivered to your front door? Some examples include Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Plated, Marley Spoon, HomeChef, just to name a few!  The idea is that each week, the company sends you a box of recipes and fresh ingredients so that you can easily [...]
I Tried a Mediterranean Diet Meal Delivery Kit for a Week, and This is What Happened
Oct 2, 2018

HABIT Habla Español

By Dr. Octavio Santos @droctaviosantos
Hispanics are the largest ethnoracial minority group in the United States (currently at 17.8% and projected to increase by almost 400% by 2060). Among Hispanics, 76% are Spanish dominant or balanced bilinguals (equally fluent in English and Spanish). Of those 65 years of age or older, 21% do not speak [...]
HABIT Habla Español
Sep 25, 2018

Habits of Calm: The Body Scan

By Andrea Cuc, LCSW @AndreaCuc
How do you notice stress? Symptoms of stress can vary from person to person. Every person’s body sends out a different set of red flags. Some common examples of stress body signals are:  increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, breathing changes (fast or shallow breathing), stomach and digestive problems, dizziness, sweating, [...]
Habits of Calm: The Body Scan
Sep 18, 2018

Meet the HABIT Team: Dr. Alissa Butts

By Miranda Morris, HABIT Program Coordinator @mirandamorris
Alissa Butts is a neuropsychologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  She recently helped get the  HABIT Program going again in Minnesota as one of the therapists and trainers.  I had the pleasure of talking to her about this experience, as well as learning a little bit more about [...]
Meet the HABIT Team: Dr. Alissa Butts

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