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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Feb 11, 2020

Sitting is the New Smoking

By Michelle Graff-Radford, HABIT Yoga Instructor @michellegraffradford
When you think about the dangers in your life, you probably don’t think about sitting. Being a “couch potato” seems innocuous, but according to health experts, prolonged periods of sitting have been linked to serious health problems. Dr. James Levine, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, coined [...]
Sitting is the New Smoking
Feb 4, 2020

Pilot study: Habits for Healthy Cognitive Aging

By Dr. Dona Locke, HABIT AZ Director @DrDonaLocke
  Here in the HABIT Program our treatment focus has been helping those diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, which is a syndrome that tells us something isn't going quite right in the cognitive aging process. We are passionate about our work and are so thankful to work [...]
Pilot study: Habits for Healthy Cognitive Aging
Jan 28, 2020

Lifestyle Choices are Critical in Maintaining Cognition: Key Take Away from the 18th Annual MCI Symposium

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
I recently was able to attend the 18th Annual MCI Symposium in Miami, FL held Jan 18th and 19th.  There was a wealth of information there for providers, researchers, and the public about Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia.  I was particularly struck by the strong evidence of the role that [...]
Lifestyle Choices are Critical in Maintaining Cognition:  Key Take Away from the 18th Annual MCI Symposium
Jan 22, 2020

HABIT Directors at the MCI Symposium in Miami

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
Over the weekend, HABIT Directors (left to right in photo) from Mayo Clinic Health System La Crosse (Dr. Anni Shandera), the University of Florida (Dr. Glenn Smith), and Mayo Clinic Florida (Dr. Melanie Chandler) attended the 18th Annual MCI Symposium in Miami.  This conference is put on each year to [...]
HABIT Directors at the MCI Symposium in Miami
Jan 14, 2020

Repost: What is HABIT Healthy Action to Benefit Independence & Thinking

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
We have been getting a lot of questions in response to recent posts asking us what HABIT is.  So, I thought it was a good time to repost a general description of the program we did a couple of years ago. Thanks for reading! What is HABIT Healthy Action [...]
Repost:  What is HABIT Healthy Action to Benefit Independence & Thinking

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