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.
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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 [...]
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; [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]