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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Feb 20, 2018

Have You Heard About the Latest News About Treating MCI? Here’s How to Evaluate It.

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT MN Director @dranneshanderaochsner
The lack of available treatments for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is frustrating for patients, families, and providers. When a new study or possible treatment approach comes out, it often gets featured in the mainstream media, and it can be hard to remind yourself to hold your excitement until you know [...]
Have You Heard About the Latest News About Treating MCI? Here’s How to Evaluate It.
Feb 9, 2018

Our HABIT Staff: Meet Dr. Shandera-Ochsner

By Miranda Morris, HABIT Program Coordinator @mirandamorris
Some of you may have had the great opportunity to meet and work with Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner when she was with our Florida team in 2013 and 2014. After she finished her Fellowship in Jacksonville, she and her husband moved away from Florida to begin the next chapter in their [...]
Our HABIT Staff:  Meet Dr. Shandera-Ochsner
Feb 2, 2018

Money, Memory, and Future Planning

By Andrea Cuc, LCSW @AndreaCuc
Mismanaging money is a common problem in people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Memory impairment can unfortunately impact our accuracy with our finances. Have you noticed money errors now and then? Here are some safeguards people diagnosed with MCI can put in place to help themselves stay protected and [...]
Money, Memory, and Future Planning
Jan 23, 2018

Stress Relief is Only a Few Breaths Away

By Michelle Graff-Radford, HABIT Yoga Instructor @michellegraffradford
Did you ever feel upset or stressed and have someone tell you, “Take a deep breath and relax.” Did you try it? Many relaxation practices use breathing techniques to promote a state of calm. Deep breathing can decrease the effect of stress on your mind and body. It also can slow [...]
Stress Relief is Only a Few Breaths Away
Jan 16, 2018

Getting Back to a Good Habit

By An Oskarsson @an_oskarsson
The holidays are over, and it’s the New Year. Have recent travels, visitors, parties, illness, or other things wreaked havoc on your routine?  You may have missed a day or two – or a week or two – of sticking to habits and behaviors that help with living with MCI.  [...]
Getting Back to a Good Habit