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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Jun 23, 2020

The Power of Words

By Michelle Graff-Radford, HABIT Yoga Instructor @michellegraffradford
Words can be powerful. Sometimes, a quote, a poem or a passage can touch our hearts and express what we are feeling. It reminds us that we are not alone. The right words can help us to overcome fears, inspire hope, make us laugh or be the impetus [...]
The Power of Words
Jun 16, 2020

What Does Exercise Do to Help the Brain?

By Dr. Stella Tran @stellatran
We’ve all heard that exercise is good for the brain. Research has shown that exercise can improve thinking skills, like memory and executive functioning. Executive functioning includes mental processes such as concentration, planning, and multitasking. For a great primer on executive functioning, check out Dr. An Oskarsson’s post here.  [...]
What Does Exercise Do to Help the Brain?
Jun 9, 2020

Meet Mayo Clinic Geriatrician, Dr. Thomas Loepfe!

By Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT Midwest Director @dranneshanderaochsner
  This week, we'd like to introduce you to another type of team member you might see as someone diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, a geriatrician!  Thomas Loepfe, MD, M.Sc. attended medical school, residency, and fellowship training at the Mayo Medical School/Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medical Education [...]
Meet Mayo Clinic Geriatrician, Dr. Thomas Loepfe!
Jun 2, 2020

Repost: I Tried a Mediterranean Diet Meal Delivery Kit for a Week

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
I don't know about you, but we've been doing a lot more cooking at home lately due to being home more with more time, and with all the restrictions that have been in place on eating out.  Others are turning more to meal delivery kits during this time since [...]
Repost:  I Tried a Mediterranean Diet Meal Delivery Kit for a Week
May 26, 2020

How the Interventions in HABIT Might Benefit MCI Caregivers

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director @drmelaniechandler
This week we’d like to highlight more of the research some of our student partners at the University of Florida have been working on with our HABIT research study data that many of you participated in. This week’s blog comes from Priscilla Amofa, a psychology doctoral student at UF. [...]
How the Interventions in HABIT Might Benefit MCI Caregivers

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