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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Apr 7, 2020

Coming Together - Virtually - During COVID-19

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
While we social distance right now, many of us are looking for ways to stay connected.  For those who are alumni of our HABIT Program, please use the Living with MCI Partner's group, and join the conversation happening there.  In these last 2 weeks, there has been a great [...]
Coming Together - Virtually - During COVID-19
Mar 31, 2020

Staying Physically Active During a Time Of Social Distancing

By paulinehlucas @paulinehlucas
Right now, when we are encouraged to avoid physical closeness with people besides those living with us, your regular workout routine may have been disrupted. Perhaps your main activity was a regular group exercise class or being part of a pickle ball team, and now with gym closures and [...]
Staying Physically Active During a Time Of Social Distancing
Mar 25, 2020

Alzheimer's Association's Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
Today I wanted to highlight a recent post from the Alzheimer's Association on Caregiving Tips during the Coronavirus pandemic. You can access that story through the link below: https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-coronavirus-covid19-tips-for-dementia-caregivers-ts.pdf One comment in the article particularly catches my attention: "Think ahead and make alternative plans for the [...]
Alzheimer's Association's Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19
Mar 17, 2020

Where You Live Can Influence The Size Of Your Brain!

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT Midwest Director @dranneshanderaochsner
Your neighborhood is an important place – it’s where your home is, of course, but also likely a source of socialization opportunities and a factor in where you shop, dine out, get your healthcare, etc. A recent study published in JAMA Neurology in January, 2020 found that your neighborhood [...]
Where You Live Can Influence The Size Of Your Brain!
Mar 11, 2020

Repost: Stress Relief is Only a Few Breaths Away

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
This week, I thought it would be a good time to repost a blog from 2018 about managing stress.  It is stressful out there right now!  All it takes is a glance at the news, your email, or paper to potentially raise your anxiety level.  That means it is [...]
Repost: Stress Relief is Only a Few Breaths Away

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