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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Nov 4, 2019

Exercise Part 2: Does Exercise Change the Brain in People with MCI?

By paulinehlucas @paulinehlucas
There are many great health reasons to stay physically active throughout life. Because of these benefits, the limited risks, and the low to no cost options for getting moving, it has been said that if we could package exercise as a pill, everyone would take it. Besides all the [...]
Exercise Part 2: Does Exercise Change the Brain in People with MCI?
Oct 29, 2019

Getting Started with Exercising: Slow and Steady Makes a Habit

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT Midwest Director @dranneshanderaochsner
Awhile back, we featured a post by HABIT staff member Maria Caselli (@mariacaselli), on the updated physical activity guidelines for older adults (check it out here if you missed it). Her post was a great reminder that we don’t have to do all of our daily exercise minutes all [...]
Getting Started with Exercising: Slow and Steady Makes a Habit
Oct 22, 2019

Appreciation from (and to) A Recent Graduate

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
We just finished HABIT in Jacksonville, and a participant allowed me to post a wonderful message he and his wife wrote to us in a thank you card. Dear Drs. Chandler, Oskarsson, Tran, and Michelle, Miranda, and Carolyne: Imagine an entire team of compassionate professionals focused on helping our [...]
Appreciation from (and to) A Recent Graduate
Oct 15, 2019

We're All in HABIT!

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
A rare event, like Halley's Comet or an orange Hunter's moon rising over the ocean (which we had here in Jacksonville by the way over the weekend!), all three of our Mayo HABIT sites are currently in session!  Which means, this will be only a brief hello to all [...]
We're All in HABIT!
Oct 8, 2019

Meet the HABIT team: Sarah Swenson - Midwest

By Miranda Morris, HABIT Program Coordinator @mirandamorris
Last week, I was asked to interview my counterpart in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Sarah Swenson is one of the newcomers to the HABIT Team and has been with us for about one year. She primarily works as a psychometrist in Dr.  Shandera’s clinic. Miranda Morris: When you were a [...]
Meet the HABIT team: Sarah Swenson - Midwest

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