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.

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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Dec 3, 2019

Patient Spotlight: Chris and Bill

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT Midwest Director @dranneshanderaochsner
Thanks to our HABIT Alumni Chris and Bill for sharing their story with us this week! Our journey with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) started in 2017. It began when I noticed that Bill would forget conversations or plans that we had made. My background is in nursing, specifically [...]
Patient Spotlight: Chris and Bill
Nov 26, 2019

Involving Caregivers in the Dementia Healthcare Team

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
An excellent article was recently released by USAgainstAlzheimer's and Mayo Clinic that highlights the vital role our caregivers play in dementia care. We know how important caregivers are, and we are excited to see them getting the attention they deserve in articles like this. They proposed seven "best practices" [...]
Involving Caregivers in the Dementia Healthcare Team
Nov 19, 2019

Recipe: Basil Pesto Orzo

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT Midwest Director @dranneshanderaochsner
As the weather turns cooler, many of us find ourselves gravitating toward warm, cozy dishes such as pasta. Pesto is a great topping for whole grain pasta, with lots of brain-healthy olive oil as the star ingredient. This dish was served at one of our recent HABIT sessions. [...]
Recipe: Basil Pesto Orzo
Nov 12, 2019

Repost: To Medicate or Not to Medicate for MCI: That is the Question

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
As this is always a popular topic of discussion during HABIT, I thought I would re-post the link to this excellent piece Dr. Locke wrote for us earlier in the year in case you missed it: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/living-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci/newsfeed-post/to-medicate-or-not-to-medicate-for-mci-that-is-the-question/
Repost:  To Medicate or Not to Medicate for MCI: That is the Question
Nov 4, 2019

Exercise Part 2: Does Exercise Change the Brain in People with MCI?

By paulinehlucas @paulinehlucas
There are many great health reasons to stay physically active throughout life. Because of these benefits, the limited risks, and the low to no cost options for getting moving, it has been said that if we could package exercise as a pill, everyone would take it. Besides all the [...]
Exercise Part 2: Does Exercise Change the Brain in People with MCI?

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