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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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
May 31, 2019

Revisiting Brain Exercises

By Dr. Dona Locke, HABIT AZ Director @DrDonaLocke
  Last week, I highlighted some research by the HABIT team evaluating the comparative impact of the 5 components of the HABIT program: Cognitive rehabilitation, cognitive training, yoga, support group, and wellness. We concluded that the topic is complicated and that no one intervention is "best." Multi-component interventions [...]
Revisiting Brain Exercises
May 28, 2019

HABIT Research Highlight

By Dr. Dona Locke, HABIT AZ Director @DrDonaLocke
Understanding multi-component interventions This week, I want to highlight a recent research publication from our team, led by Dr. Melanie Chandler, director of the HABIT program in Florida. For those of you who have followed our newsfeed for a while, you've seen our references to the HABIT program already. However, [...]
HABIT Research Highlight

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