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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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
Oct 1, 2019

Executive Dysfunction and MCI

By An Oskarsson @an_oskarsson
A diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) usually involves significant issues with a patient’s memory. However, this is not always the case. MCI can involve issues with other cognitive areas like language, visuospatial skills or executive functioning. Any of these “domains” of cognitive impairment can occur in addition to memory [...]
Executive Dysfunction and MCI
Sep 24, 2019

Way To Go Arizona!

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
I want to congratulate Arizona on completing today 5 out of 7 HABIT sessions so far this year!  Arizona has done such a wonderful job of getting the message of HABIT out in the Phoenix area that it has resulted in amazing demand for the program.  Such a demand, [...]
Way To Go Arizona!
Sep 18, 2019

Repost: What's a Driving Evaluation and Why Should I Take One?

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
Happy almost Fall!  Here in Jacksonville it doesn't feel like fall at all, but I can look forward to cooler temperatures soon, right? Well, that aside, I had a conversation about driving with a patient and his wife just today, and it is a common point of discussion. [...]
Repost:  What's a Driving Evaluation and Why Should I Take One?

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