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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Jul 10, 2019

Feeling overwhelmed? Try these communication tips.

By Andrea Cuc, LCSW @AndreaCuc
Have you ever felt overwhelmed when people have long conversations with you or offer you too much information? Many of our patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) tell us they feel this way--too much information coming at them too fast.  In the HABIT program we work with couples where [...]
Feeling overwhelmed? Try these communication tips.
Jul 2, 2019

Summertime Mediterranean Diet Recipes

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT MN Director @dranneshanderaochsner
As you prepare to celebrate Independence Day, many of you may be planning on hosting or attending a social gathering involving the grill! Barbecues or cook-outs are part of the summer social scene for many of us, and while they are more often associated with burgers and hot dogs [...]
Summertime Mediterranean Diet Recipes
Jun 25, 2019

Repost: How Big was that Fish?

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
This week I wanted to repost a great article Dr. Shandera did last year about confabulation with memory loss, or the brain "making up information" that is not true when the real memory is not there.  I think it is so important for our relationships with someone with memory loss [...]
Repost: How Big was that Fish?
Jun 18, 2019

HABIT Directors Present in Chicago

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
In a rare coming together, all four HABIT Directors met to give a 3 hour lecture to the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology at the annual meeting in Chicago, IL on June 6, 2019.  (From left to right: Dr. Glenn Smith, University of Florida; Dr. Dona Locke, Mayo Arizona; [...]
HABIT Directors Present in Chicago
Jun 11, 2019

Memory and Music Therapy

By Miranda Morris, HABIT Program Coordinator @mirandamorris
Scientists have long suspected a relationship between memory and music, and there have been some interesting findings to support this idea. Recently, there has been growing interest in the idea that listening to music may benefit people who have memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Studies have shown that [...]
Memory and Music Therapy

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