Mild Cognitive Impairment
Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI™
Learning the Ropes for Living with MCITM is a program focused on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle choices, memory training, and psychosocial support. It is aimed at older adults and their close family members/friends, who are living in the community, and are experiencing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). MCI refers to cognitive decline, commonly involving memory that is greater than expected for age, but does not markedly compromise independence in carrying out daily responsibilities.
Program content includes:
- Education about MCI and lifestyle factors for promoting cognitive health and reducing risk of dementia;
- Memory training involving practical strategies aimed at improving everyday remembering, such as memory for names, appointments, location of items, and things to do,
- Family support focused on discovering approaches for effectively living with a relative experiencing MCI.
A physician referral is required. Clients aged 50 years and older are welcome. Clients must be functionally independent (i.e., no dementia), have a memory complaint consistent with MCI
The overreaching long term goals of this group are to prevent or delay the onset of clinical dementia in persons with mild cognitive impairment and to prevent or minimize physical and mental health decline in their close family members.
Contact 1-888-343-1017 for more information