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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Aug 13, 2019

HABIT for Spanish Speakers:  Part 2, The Recruitment Strategy

By Dr. Octavio Santos @droctaviosantos
Last week, we shared with you facts about the need for more evidence-based interventions for Spanish speakers with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In today's blog, we would like to update you on how recruitment for the pilot study on the Spanish translation and cultural adaptation of [...]
HABIT for Spanish Speakers:  Part 2, The Recruitment Strategy
Aug 6, 2019

HABIT for Spanish Speakers: Part 1, The Need

By Dr. Octavio Santos @droctaviosantos
A while back, we told you about a research grant we received from the Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D) program to carry out a study on the Spanish translation and cultural adaptation of the Memory Support System (MSS).  We wanted to give you an update on [...]
HABIT for Spanish Speakers:  Part 1, The Need
Jul 26, 2019

Repost: The 1 Minute Breathing Meditation for Relaxation

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
Summer is a time for relaxing for many.  Or, a busy time of travel, holidays, and BBQs.  For me, the kids are on summer break, and we'll be vacationing with the in-laws.  A perfect time to remember a blog from a while ago by our Yoga Instructor and Physical Therapist [...]
Repost:  The 1 Minute Breathing Meditation for Relaxation
Jul 16, 2019

Patient Spotlight: Debbra and Ernie

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
Thanks to our HABIT Alumni Debbra and Ernie for sharing their story with us this week! Mayo asked if they could do an article about our experience with their program called Healthy Actions to Benefit Independent Thinking (HABIT).   I knew they wanted us to share what we learned [...]
Patient Spotlight:  Debbra and Ernie
Jul 10, 2019

Feeling overwhelmed? Try these communication tips.

By Andrea Cuc, LCSW @AndreaCuc
Have you ever felt overwhelmed when people have long conversations with you or offer you too much information? Many of our patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) tell us they feel this way--too much information coming at them too fast.  In the HABIT program we work with couples where [...]
Feeling overwhelmed? Try these communication tips.

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