Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

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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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Having a Conversation about Driving

By Dr. Dona Locke, HABIT AZ Director, @DrDonaLocke

Women Driving

For patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment, driving can be a grey area. A diagnosis of MCI does not automatically mean one has to stop driving. In some cases, an individual with MCI may have been given a recommendation to stop driving and in other cases, driving remains unimpaired. Regardless, it is important to acknowledge that MCI is often a progressive disorder, such as very early stage Alzheimer’s disease, meaning that cognitive impairment can worsen and impact driving eventually. Having a conversation about driving and planning for stopping driving can be helpful for you and your loved ones. In this video produced by the Alzheimer's Association, Janet, who currently has no problems driving and living independently, talks with her family about her plans for stopping driving in the future.

What's your reaction to Janet's approach? How have you handled conversations about driving?

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