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An estimated 5 and a half million Americans are struggling with Alzheimer's disease. This weekend one of the largest groups to ever tackle the subject will gather in St. Paul, Minnesota. The joint venture by Mayo Clinic and the Alzheimer's Association will bring news of the latest progress from the world's leading experts. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.
Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, is a condition that can be a precursor to dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. People with MCI have problems with things like memory and judgment. Many times after a diagnosis people are left wondering, "What do I do now?" That's why Mayo Clinic developed the Habit Program. It's an intensive rehab program to help people having memory challenges stay as independent as possible for as long as possible.