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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Nov 24, 2020

Intimacy and memory problems

By Dr. Dona Locke, HABIT AZ Director @DrDonaLocke
This week, I wanted to start the conversation about an issue that is a common concern for couples when one person has cognitive decline: changes in intimacy and particularly physical intimacy. This topic is sometimes difficult for the couple to bring up to providers, and providers may not think [...]
Intimacy and memory problems
Nov 17, 2020

Repost: Getting Motivated for Cognitive Exercise

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
I think the aspect of HABIT that we get the most varied feedback on is the computerized cognitive exercises we introduce during the program. Let's face it; exercising whether cognitive or physical takes effort, and motivation needs to be there when something is effortful. Cognitive exercise has been shown [...]
Repost:  Getting Motivated for Cognitive Exercise
Nov 10, 2020

Virtual Formats Allows Us to Catch Up with Old Friends

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
Depending upon the session, I would estimate that at Mayo Florida, about 1/3 of our HABIT participants do not live in our local area.  Before the pandemic, this meant many individuals travelled to Jacksonville to attend the 2 week HABIT Program.  While we have provided monthly HABIT Alumni Support [...]
Virtual Formats Allows Us to Catch Up with Old Friends
Nov 3, 2020

Repost: Getting Tough on False Claims About Supplements

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
After a another article questioning the safety and efficacy of supplements for memory loss was published recently https://www.wired.com/story/prevagen-made-millions-fda-questioned-safety/, I thought I'd repost this blog from a couple of years ago as a reminder to fully read and understand the research behind any supplements you may take for your memory [...]
Repost:  Getting Tough on False Claims About Supplements
Oct 27, 2020

Mayo Clinic Wellbeing Checklist

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT Midwest Director @dranneshanderaochsner
  In this time of COVID-19 related restrictions on social gatherings and constantly changing news about case rates and vaccines, it's easy to feel anxious, overwhelmed, and isolated. This is especially true when you're dealing with a medical condition like MCI that also has a TON of unknowns. Back [...]
Mayo Clinic Wellbeing Checklist

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