*Coping Strategy Overview*

There are several coping strategies that are very effective in dealing with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). When your doctor diagnosed you with MCI, probably he/she explained some of the things you can do to fend off.

The following are the most fundamental strategies for coping with MCI. Each item sounds simple and easy to follow. But believe me, it’s not that simple. All of them require deep understanding and your dedication to follow.

  • Exercises
  • Healthy food (preferably plant based foods)
  • Good sleep
  • Less stress
  • Socialization

In addition to the above, the following have been found to help

  • Leaning to play music
  • Learning a new language
  • Learning new skills
  • Learning new subjects
  • Computer games

There is an excellent article that puts all the key items above together. It is a very long article, but it is worth reading. However, if you would rather study one subject at a time, I have covered some of those strategies in the following posts.

Also, it should be noted that there are some very good education classes which may help you. They usually teach you to understand the basics of MCI as well as techniques to help you cope with MCI. Classes are particularly good for those people who are somewhat isolated and do not have many opportunities to socialize. These classes not only teach you skills to help you live with MCI but also offer opportunities to socialize with other people. If you are in the Toronto Canada area, the Learning the Ropes by Baycrest would be a good option. It is run by friends of mine who are excellent educators in this field. If not, there are other options available in locations near you. You should be able to find them easily by Googling.

I will get into more details to explain some of the items listed above.

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