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.
At one of our recent HABIT sessions, a group of our patients with MCI expressed frustration and confusion about why some of them had been prescribed a medication (such as donepezil or rivastigmine or even memantine) while others of them have not. None of the HABIT team [...]
This week, I had the great opportunity to learn a bit about my friend Jeanne Eilertsen who is an integral part of the Arizona HABIT Team. Besides being one of the nicest people I have ever met, she also has some pretty great stories!
On January 19th, Dr. Chandler presented to a group of neurologists, pathologists, neuropsychologists, and others from all over the country in a conference geared towards advancing the science in MCI. She spoke as part of an afternoon session on rehabilitation strategies in MCI. She provided a broad overview of [...]
Staying active and exercising is one of the core "habits" we recommend to our patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment in the HABIT Healthy Action to Benefit Independence and Thinking ® program at Mayo Clinic. There has been a recent research publication that underscores even more the importance of [...]
Symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) can impact many aspects of daily life, and while it can certainly be frustrating, some activities can lend themselves to compensatory techniques. One of these activities is reading for enjoyment. The memory impairments that can accompany MCI may make it difficult to retain [...]