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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Sep 8, 2020

Meet the HABIT Team: Dr. An Oskarsson

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
An Oskarsson is a cognitive psychologist who joined the HABIT program in Florida in 2017. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a poet, playwright, and actress.  My parents weren’t too keen on that – [...]
Meet the HABIT Team:  Dr. An Oskarsson
Sep 2, 2020

Repost: 10 Tips for Healthy Sleep

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
Here is a great post from Dr. Locke in 2019 on sleep in case you missed it the first time around! 10 Tips for Healthy Sleep   Were you sleeping better in 2019?  Has the pandemic affected your sleep?
Repost:  10 Tips for Healthy Sleep
Aug 25, 2020

Mediterranean Diet Recipe

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT Midwest Director @dranneshanderaochsner
Barley and Roasted Tomato Risotto It's tomato season! This antioxidant powerhouse is in abundance right now, so head to your local farmer's market (with a mask) and find the ingredients for this summery Mediterranean Diet recipe. The recipe, from "The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook" also serves as a nice introduction [...]
Mediterranean Diet Recipe
Aug 18, 2020

Repost: Appreciation from (and to) a Recent Graduate

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
We just finished two back-to-back HABIT Programs in Jacksonville (to make up for the downtime earlier in the Spring with COVID restrictions). We are tired, but happy. All of the appreciation shared from staff and patients/partners for the Program made me think of this post from 2019.  Thus, I'm sharing [...]
Repost:  Appreciation from (and to) a Recent Graduate
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

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