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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Dec 11, 2018

Making a List, Checking it Twice: Doing To Do Lists Well

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
Many of us naturally get the idea of keeping a "To Do" list or task list of things we need to get done.  This may have been recommended to you, or perhaps you started doing it more on your own after the diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment.  But, how do [...]
Making a List, Checking it Twice:  Doing To Do Lists Well
Dec 4, 2018

Resounding Voices Chorus – The Many Benefits of Music as Brain Exercise

By Dr. Alissa Butts @DrAlissaButts
I recently had the pleasure of attending an incredible concert performed by men and women living with MCI or dementia, along with support partners, family members, and volunteers. The goal of this chorus, the Resounding Voices Chorus in Rochester, MN, and many others like it, is to “celebrate the [...]
Resounding Voices Chorus – The Many Benefits of Music as Brain Exercise
Nov 28, 2018

The Best Exercise for Strong Legs

By paulinehlucas @paulinehlucas
The why: There are many reasons for keeping the legs strong including reducing fall risk, improving metabolism, and getting out of a chair with more ease. Additionally, according to a British study done on twins, published in 2015, there is also a link between brain health and leg strength. The [...]
The Best Exercise for Strong Legs
Nov 20, 2018

Gratitude Changes Everything

By Michelle Graff-Radford, HABIT Yoga Instructor @michellegraffradford
Would having Thanksgiving every day improve our health? Yes. But this doesn’t mean heaping our plates full of turkey, gravy, stuffing and pie daily. It means being grateful every day. One of the special things about Thanksgiving is expressing our gratitude. The holiday reminds us to pause, reflect [...]
Gratitude Changes Everything
Nov 16, 2018

Patient Spotlight: Celebrating the one year anniversary of completing HABIT (and our page!)

By Dr. Dona Locke, HABIT AZ Director @DrDonaLocke
Patient Spotlight In honor of the 1 year anniversary of the Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment page, I’m delighted to be able to introduce a couple who is celebrating their 1 year anniversary of completing the HABIT program. Denny and his wife Bonnie participated in our October 2017 HABIT session [...]
Patient Spotlight: Celebrating the one year anniversary of completing HABIT (and our page!)

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